Telecom Italia is pressing ahead with its rollout of mobile ultrabroadband. The number of municipalities covered by TIM’s new services now stands at 300, offering outdoor coverage of more than 37% of the population nationwide, a figure that is set to exceed 60% by the end of 2015.
Activation of new LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology wireless base stations continues to move apace. From today, “ULTRA Internet 4G” services offering data transmission at speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s for downloads and 50 Mbit/s for uploads are now available in Catania, Reggio Calabria, Reggio Emilia, Pavia, Siena, Busto Arsizio, Viareggio and Pozzuoli, in addition to the other areas where coverage has already been deployed.
This major boost to the new 4G network extension programme is the result of major investment 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, USB modems, smartphones and tablets.
Sixty-nine of the 300 municipalities already covered by TIM “Ultrabroadband” services are large and medium cities, including Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, Cagliari, Palermo, Trento, Bari, Pisa, Brescia, Trieste, Lecce, Parma, Perugia and Taranto.
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.
Consumer and business “ULTRA Internet 4G” packages for websurfing from smartphones, tablets and PCs with USB 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.
Rome, 18 September 2013