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Telecom Italia: TIM’s new 4G services already available in 139 municipalities, covering more than 25% of the Italian population

Major boost to roll-out programme for new LTE network, offering speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second for leading-edge services on the move via the latest generation of smartphones, tablets and thumb drives

TIM “Ultrabroadband” now also available in Trieste, Novara, Lecce, Ragusa, Gela, Carpi and Casoria, taking the number of municipalities covered in Italy to 139 (47 cities); more than 25% of the Italian population now has outdoor coverage, to exceed 60% by the end of 2015

06/25/2013 - 11:07 AM

Telecom Italia is pressing ahead with its rollout of mobile ultrabroadband, having taken the number of municipalities covered by TIM’s new services to 139, offering outdoor coverage of more than 25% of the population nationwide, to exceed 60% by the end of 2015.

From today, “ULTRA Internet 4G” services based on LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology, offering data transmission at speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s for downloads and 50 Mbit/s for uploads, are also available in Trieste, Novara, Lecce, Ragusa, Gela, Carpi and Casoria.

LTE technology offers download speeds of between five and ten times faster than the 14.4 Mbps HSPA network, and more than twice as fast as 42 Mbps HSPA technology. An ever-increasing number of TIM customers are enjoying levels of performance and service that significantly enhance their web browsing experience, offering groundbreaking content such as HD video streaming on the move.

This major boost to the new 4G network extension programme is the result of major investments by Telecom Italia to build increasingly modern infrastructure capable of offering new, technologically-advanced services that cater to customer needs and the increasing quantities of traffic generated by cellphones, thumb drive modems, smartphones and tablets.

Forty-seven of the 139 municipalities already covered by TIM “Ultrabroadband” services are medium/large cities such as Rome, Milan, Brescia, Turin, Bologna, Venice, Trento, Genoa, Pisa, Naples, Bari, Taranto and Palermo.

Consumer and business “ULTRA Internet 4G” packages for websurfing from smartphones, tablets and PCs with thumb drive modems offer levels of service and data traffic bundles that improve on 3G standards. The service is also ideal for TIM Cloud services and a range of exclusive content that leverages higher network performance.

For full details on 4G LTE offers and services, visit the following websites:



Rome, 25 June 2013


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