TIM gains speed with 4G, already covering 713 municipalities equal to 52% of the population

05/21/2014 - 00:40 PM

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Telecom Italia's new LTE mobile network development programme continues, which will cover all municipalities with more than 35,000 residents by the end of the year and around 80% of the population by 2016.

Tim launches “ULTRA Internet 4G” offers, allowing a connection of up to 100 Mb/second with smartphones, tablets and dongles.

Tim gains speed with super-fast Internet on the go, confirming its leadership in 4G in Italy. The Italian municipalities already covered by the new LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile network jumps to 713, providing outdoor coverage of over 52% of the nation's population, increasing to around 80% by 2016. All municipalities with more than 35,000 residents will be covered by the 4G network as early as 2014.

The TIM services based on LTE technology are the result of the significant investments made by Telecom Italia in technological innovation (fixed networks, mobile networks and cloud computing platforms), amounting to over 3.4 billion euros in the three-year period 2014-2016, confirming the company's commitment to provide increasingly modern infrastructures capable of offering new technologically advanced services that meet the requirements resulting from the growing amount of traffic generated by mobile phones, dongles, smartphones and tablets.

The extension of the new LTE network, with data transmission speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s in download and up to 50 Mbit/s in upload, enriches TIM's “ULTRA Internet 4G” offer for consumer and business customers, which applies to browsing on a Smartphone, Tablet or PC with a dongle and provides improved service levels and data traffic bundles compared to 3G standards, together with TIM Cloud services and a range of exclusive content that makes the most of the the highest network performance.

Specifically, the new TIM Special is available for the consumer segment, offering 4G connection with the possibility of free video streaming on YouTube. Moreover, TIMvision (Telecom Italia's on demand TV) becomes an integral part of TIM's new 4G portfolio: with all the 4G LTE Internet offers you can choose between the Sports package (with Serie A TIM, Formula 1 broadcast by Sky Sport) and the Entertainment package (with Film, TV series and Cartoons).

For professionals and businesses, moreover, a new solution including an LTE wi-fi router is now available and allows you to share a 20GB data package between various devices optimising costs (at 28 euros per month).

All the details of the offers and 4G LTE products are available on the websites:
www.tim.it/internet/ultra-internet-4G-LTE (for Consumer customers) and
www.impresasemplice.it/offerte-ultra-internet (for Business customers).

Rome, 21 May 2014