We have no problem investing, says new Telecom CEO
Patuano takes helm after Bernabé resignation04 October, 16:08
He also thanked his former boss "for the privilege of working at his side for six years, and learning a lot".
Telecom "has no problems investing, on the contrary: it has always invested and will continue doing so with redoubled energy, in everything that is innovative", Pautano went on. "But investing needs two things: solid rules that aim to stimulate, and a commitment to creating demand that will involve not only the private sector but the public administration as well, around a vast project to transform Italy".
The name of Telecom's game on his watch, Pautano said, "lies in innovation in fixed and mobile networks, data centers, productions and services, and generating a brand perception that will be different from that of the past few years". "Commitment to innovation is a natural thing, and our company has been committed for years", he added.
The company in August had issued a profit warning spurred by a price war for mobile phone services.