TIM speeds up with super-fast Internet on the move and brings the number of Italian cities where 4G Plus, which can reach real transmission speeds of around twice those available with normal 4G, is already available to 120.
After having been the first to launch LTE Advanced Technology at national level, TIM extends the coverage of the 4G Plus network, which offers connections of up to 225 Mb/s, to another 60 cities, thereby confirming its leadership in 4G in Italy. In laboratory tests at TILab, speeds close to 300 Mbps have been achieved.
The TIM services based on LTE technology are the result of important investments in Telecom Italia for technological innovation, equal to around 3.4 billion euros in the three-year period 2014-16, confirming the company's wish to provide increasingly modern infrastructures capable of offering new technologically advanced services that meet the growing quantity of traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and dongles.
The new LTE Advanced network service is now available to TIM's customers in the following 120 cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Genoa, Florence, Brescia, Prato, Livorno, Salerno, Latina, Giugliano in Campania, Novara, Arezzo, La Spezia, Alessandria, Pistoia, Pisa, Lucca, Torre del Greco, Pozzuoli, Busto Arsizio, Grosseto, Caserta, Asti, Cremona, Massa, Fiumicino, Aprilia, Castellammare di Stabia, Carrara, Viterbo, Afragola, Viareggio, Benevento, Savona, Vigevano, Legnano, Marano di Napoli, Cuneo, Pomezia, Sanremo, Siena, Tivoli, Battipaglia, Anzio, Sesto Fiorentino, Mugnano di Napoli, Palermo, Bari, Catania, Messina, Taranto, Reggio di Calabria, Pescara, Catanzaro, Potenza, Matera, Teramo, Campobasso, Como, Guidonia Montecelio, Sesto S. Giovanni, Moncalieri, Cava de' Tirreni, Ercolano, Aversa, Civitavecchia, Scandicci, Scafati, Collegno, Rivoli, Campi Bisenzio, Rozzano, Venaria Reale, Bra, Nocera Superiore, Orbassano, Agropoli, Rivalta di Torino, Lusciano, Pellezzano, Pero, Vietri sul Mare, Cagliari, Foggia, Sassari, Siracusa, Lecce, Andria, Barletta, Brindisi, Marsala, Gela, Lamezia Terme, Cosenza, Ragusa, Altamura, Trapani, Quartu Sant’Elena, Caltanissetta, Vittoria, Molfetta, Crotone, Agrigento, Cerignola, Bitonto, Manfredonia, San Severo, Bisceglie, Modica, Olbia, Chieti, Acireale, Montesilvano, Rende, Selargius, Pozzallo, Quartucciu, Arzachena.
4G Plus is made possible by the “carrier aggregation”, the technological solution capable of combining two frequency bands different to those used for LTE (800, 1800 and 2600 MHz). This technology allows high definition multimedia services and contents with an image quality of up to 4K to be used on the move, for example HD films can be watched in streaming, also from TIMvision, Telecom Italia's on-demand TV. Business customers will also be able to make maximum use of the cloud services of Nuvola Store, including HD videoconferencing, or use mobile apps hosted in Telecom Italia's cloud on smartphones and tablets. Consumer and Business customers who sign up or have already signed up to 4G LTE offers will be able to access 4G Plus services free of charge and automatically up to 30 April 2015.
The smartphones compatible with LTE Advanced technology are Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung ALPHA. In the coming weeks TIM's portfolio will be enriched with other 4G Plus terminals.
The launch of services based on LTE Advanced technology is part of Telecom Italia's commitment to the development of the new 4G LTE network where TIM is the leader thanks to a coverage that now reaches 2560 Italian municipalities and over 74% of the population.
Rome, 27 November 2014