Cremona joins the other major Italian cities chosen by Telecom Italia to launch the new TIM “ULTRA Internet 4G” LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology services providing data transmission download speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s, thus allowing high definition multimedia services and content to be used even on the move.
As of today, the new LTE technology smartphones, tablets, dongles and modems are available for purchase in Cremona with dedicated data offers. Thanks to the LTE technology, which offers download speeds of 5-10 times higher than that of the HSPA network at 14.4 Mbps and more than double that offered by HSPA at 42 Mbps, TIM customers can take advantage of performance and service levels that significantly improve internet browsing and allow the use of innovative content on the move, such as HD video streaming.
This initiative confirms TIM's leadership in 4G: the new generation LTE network is in fact already operational in 518 Italian towns and cities, providing outdoor coverage of over 46% of the nation's population, increasing to around 60% by 2015.
The commercial launch of TIM's LTE-based services in Cremona is the result of major investments made by Telecom Italia to create the new 4G network in the city. This confirms the company's intention to develop increasingly modern networks offering new technologically advanced services to meet the needs of citizens and the growing amount of traffic generated by mobile phones, dongles, smartphones and tablets.
The launch of LTE network services in Cremona is supported, for the Christmas period, by a dedicated promotional offer combining the purchase of a TIM 4G Smartphone or Tablet with 2GB of Ultra Internet use free for 3 months and, for just 24 Euros, the option to view the best live broadcasts of Serie A football games with TIM LTE Network quality.
The "ULTRA Internet 4G" offer, available to both consumer and business customers, applies to browsing on a Smartphone, Tablet or PC with a dongle and provides improved service levels and data traffic bundles compared to 3G standards, together with TIM Cloud services and a range of exclusive content that enhances the highest standard of network performance.
Full details of 4G LTE offers and products can be found at www.tim.it/internet/ultra-internet-4G-LTE (for Consumer customers) and www.impresasemplice.it/offerte-ultra-internet (for Business customers).
Cremona, 13 December 2013