TIM has signed a strategic agreement with Eutelsat Communications to expand its offer of satellite ultrabroadband services, in line with the goal of gradually closing the digital divide in Italy starting in 2021 and thus also covering the most isolated and remote areas of the country.
Under the agreement, in compliance with applicable regulations, TIM will purchase, for the coming years, the entire transmission capacity for Italy on the two new high-performance satellites that Eutelsat has either activated or will activate in the coming months: the KONNECT ultrabroadband distribution satellite and, subsequently, the KONNECT VHTS satellite, once it comes into operation, which, thanks to its greater capacity, will allow even higher performance connections of up to 200 Mbps to be offered to an even greater number of customers.
The satellite ultrabroadband service to be launched by TIM in early 2021 will go to join the ultrabroadband connection solutions already on the market, which use of the FTTH, FTTC and FWA networks, and is therefore a complementary system aimed at covering even the most isolated parts of the country. This will extend to an increasing number of people the option of working and studying remotely and taking advantage of advanced entertainment services, while offering businesses the option to get connected and seize the opportunities of the digital revolution and Industry 4.0.
About Eutelsat Communications
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Over 6,600 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 46 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service. For more about Eutelsat go to www.eutelsat.com
Rome, 18 November 2020