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Telecom Italia wins European patent approval for its fourth generation mobile network

10/04/2010 - 03:30 PM

Telecom Italia has obtained approval from the European Patents Office for its LTE mobile network technology solution on which it has recently begun final testing in Turin. 

The solution developed by Telecom Italia Lab - the Group's research and innovation centre - and submitted to the European Patents Office has become part of the EPS standard (Evolved Packet System), the technology on which fourth generation network services will be based. 

The new architecture will give users access to the mobile network even through non-typical wireless connections such as wifi. 

This represents an important recognition of the huge efforts the company has made in recent years, in collaboration with all the major players in the industry, to define ever more sophisticated telecommunications standards. Some of the applications developed by the Telecom Italia Lab have already been approved by the international mobile communications standards committee.

Telecom Italia is thus lending its contribution to the creation of a patent pool for fourth generation mobile communications standards which will help all industry participants gain access to the necessary licenses on reasonable terms.

 Telecom Italia recently launched the final phase of testing on the new LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology for development of the ultrabroadband Mobile 4G network allowing delivery of next generation services and content with data transmission speeds of up to 140 Mbit/s per cell. These final tests, using pre-commercial equipment and coordinated with major technology partners, involved 17 new 4G sites in the centre of the Turin.

Rome, 4 October 2010

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