TIM confirms its leadership in 5G innovation and in the development of next-generation networks and services by successfully achieving the first connection in Europe capable of permanently exceeding a downlink speed of 4 Gbps on a 5G live network with 26 Gigahertz (GHz) millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies acquired through MiSE’s 5G auction.
TIM has achieved this key European record together with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, exceeding the record of 2 Gbps achieved last January. This represents another success in the millimeter-wave milestones achieved in Turin in 2017 with the first 5G connection in Italy and in Rome in 2018 with the first 5G videocall in Europe. The speed milestone was achieved using Qualcomm® devices featuring Snapdragon™ X55 5G modem-RF system with QTM525 mmWave Antenna module and Ericsson Radio System solutions.
This significant achievement confirms TIM’s ability for innovation thanks to its cutting-edge network infrastructure capable of enabling the country’s digital transformation. In addition to reaching very high speeds, millimeter-wave frequencies provide high network capacity thanks to the wide bandwidth available. These characteristics allow us to develop 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services with Gigabit speeds, in particular in areas not yet covered by fixed ultrabroadband, and to deliver “dedicated” 5G indoor coverage that can be used for vertical applications enabling new Industry 4.0 scenarios based on services with exceptional high speed, extremely low latency and the highest security and reliability of use.
Rome, 4 September 2020