From the home to major corporations: Telecom Italia’s strategy for Wi-Fi, “Wireless” ADSL for fast Internet access

05/28/2002 - 00:00 PM

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Roll-out of Broadband Wireless incorporating Wi-Fi Technology

Announcing Alice Flash, Italy’s only residential Wi-Fi offer.
New solutions rolled out for companies and major corporations. “Alice” set to become a complete competitive range of “tailored” offerings: residential connections at up to 1.2 Mbps.
Telecom Italia maintains its leadership in innovative services for the residential and business markets.
New opportunities for increased teleworking.

Telecom Italia Domestic Wireline, Telecom Italia´s fixed-line network services business unit, is launching ADSL Wireless (incorporating Wi-Fi technology) to offer “wireless” high-speed Internet access. This is the latest example of how Telecom Italia is maintaining its leadership in innovative services for the residential and business markets.

The new technology makes it possible to take advantage of broadband services and surf the Internet from anywhere within the home or office, without worrying about cables, wires or telephone sockets. This solution heralds a true revolution for families and major corporations that require office mobility tools.

How Wi-Fi works to provide fast wireless Internet access

Wireless technology can offer radio coverage of a large indoor area at bandwidth of up to 11 Megabits per second. 

ADSL Wireless means never having to worry about setting up your PC near a telephone socket. Netsurfers have long sought greater flexibility and fewer restrictions on how and where they access the web. Not only does this solution overcome obstacles such as cabling in the home and office, it also makes it possible to share Internet access between PCs and share files and peripherals too.

ADSL Wireless allows companies of all sizes to offer their employees the utmost mobility, and the ability to access the LAN/intranet and check e-mail not just from anywhere on company premises, but from any Alice-enabled home.

Telecom Italia ADSL Wireless offerings

Telecom Italia’s ADSL packages now include a Wireless offering for residential customers (Alice Flash), for businesses (Smart Wireless) and for major corporations (Interbusiness and Hyperway Wireless).   

Alice Flash. This residential market offering supplies always-on Internet access at speeds of 256Kbps downstream and 128Kbps upstream. The package includes one e-mail address with 40 MB of space, 20 MB of Web space, and home installation by an engineer.
Alice Flash is offered at the price of 51.95 euros per month (inclusive of VAT), which includes the provision and installation of the wireless router modem and of one wireless interface for PC, installed on site by an engineer. This is only nine euros a month (inclusive of VAT) more than the comparable Alice Flat (all-inclusive) package.
 
Smart Wireless.  Three options of this package are available, designed to suit SMEs which require functional and efficient Internet access for their business needs. The three options have been designed to provide Internet access to anywhere between 1 and 15 PCs, in addition to professional Web services, all of which is bundled in a turnkey package.

› SMART 5. 256/128 Kbps access, 5 e-mail addresses with 10MB capacity, and 20 MB of web space on a customized domain. For an extra 5 euros per month on top of the basic price of 49 euros a month it is possible to add wireless functionality to the router, and receive one access device for wireless desktop or laptop PC access (price not including VAT).

› SMART 10. 640/128 Kbps access, 10 e-mail addresses with 10 MB capacity and 20MB of Web space on a customized domain. For an extra 10 euros per month on top of the basic price of 77 euros a month it is possible to add wireless functionality to the router, and receive one access device for wireless desktop or laptop PC access (price not including VAT).

› SMART 15. 640/128 Kbps access, 15 e-mail addresses with 10 MB capacity and 20MB of Web space on a customized domain. For an extra 10 euros per month on top of the basic price of 114 euros a month it is possible to add wireless functionality to the router, and receive one access device for wireless desktop or laptop PC access (price not including VAT).

Interbusiness Wireless. The package designed to cater to the Internet connectivity requirements of companies that are keen to source a professional solution characterized by extremely high-speed access and excellent standards of reliability and security. Interbusiness works over a number of access technologies at a variety of data transmission speeds all the way up to a maximum of 34 Mbit/s, and offers a number of options to enable customers to put together their own optimal package, starting from 99 euros per month. The Wireless option is available as an add-on to Interbusiness starting from 10 euros per month (prices do not include VAT).

Hyperway Wireless. This package is targeted at medium and large-sized enterprises, offering integrated IP links – voice, data and image – between all company offices, plus the ability to connect with other business partners, including teleworkers and mobile personnel, including specific remote access to the corporate intranet.
Hyperway handles data transmission speeds of up to 1Gbit/s using a range of access technologies (ADSL, CDN and fibre optics). Packages start at 78 euros per month. The Wireless option is available as an add-on to Hyperway starting from 10 euros per month (prices do not include VAT).