Telecom Italia starts public trials of new LTE 4G technology in Turin

By Telecom Lead Team: Telecom Italia announced that it is
launching public trials of new services based on LTE 4G technology in Turin,


The company said that Turin people will be able to use
its ultra-broadband services by using the next-generation mobile network at
connection speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second.


Between 18 and 22 February people in Turin will be able
to experience the potential of next-generation ultra-broadband mobile networks
at TIM’s point of sale on Via Lagrange 20, where special demo stations will be
open to the public.


The company added that new LTE USB dongles will be available
to the public for mobile access to high-definition multimedia content. The new
LTE USB dongles are pre-configured and connected in ultra-broadband mode to
show what high-speed mobile services are like for accessing HD video streaming,
on demand content and freely surfing the web.


This project is part of the next-generation mobile
network national development plan in which Telecom Italia has invested €1.26
billion to acquire 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz frequencies.


The company also said that the launch of this trial phase
prior to the commercial rollout of LTE technology-based services is the
culmination of a path that the company is following since late 2009 as it
develops its new ultra-broadband network.


The Group’s TILab R&D centre is also located in
Turin. The LTE project continued in 2010 and 2011 with a series of tests to
perfect technological solutions and interoperability between the various
different network elements.


Recently, Telecom Italia announced the deployment of
Nuvola It Home Doctor distance monitoring system at the San Giovanni Battista
University Hospital of Turin (Molinette Hospital).


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