TIM launches ultra-broadband speeds

Natalie Bannerman
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Telecom Italia unveils its ultra-broadband, reaching speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.

TIM has rolled out its ultra-broadband network, reaching speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps via fibre, supported by up to 700Mbps on its 4.5G wireless network from July. Available in 70 Italian municipalities, it provides 67% of homes with fibre and 97% of the population in Italy, on the 4G network, claims TIM.

Due to the faster speeds and reliable fibre optic connections, fibre to the home (FTTH) will become available with speeds of 1,000Mbps combined with 4.5G making it the first to link fixed and mobile technologies together, opening up a new series of services on offer to its customers.

Accessible to all new customers, this new fibre and mobile offer will provide up to 1,000 Mbps download and 100 Mbps in upload speeds.

The company also plans a major three-year investment project from this year amounting to approximately €11 billion, a large proportion of which is dedicated to network innovation. 

According to TIM it has already provided fibre coverage to over 16 million homes in approximately 1,900 municipalities, and in 1,300 of them the speed has already been doubled to 200 Mbps, and 70Mbps with FTTH. As for their mobile network the launch of the 4.5G commercial service produces speeds of up to 500Mbps in download, in 11 Italian cities, from July it will also offer speeds of up to 700Mbps in download in the cities of Turin, Milan, Naples, Rome and Palermo, Taormina and Giardini-Naxos.