Telecom Italia’s new NGAN (Next Generation Access Network) fibre-optic network, which provides speeds of at least 30 Mbps, is already available in 54 Italian cities, with more to be added in the coming months.
According to Telecom Italia’s director of technology, Roberto Opilio, the goal is to cover over 50 per cent of the population by 2016, in order to arrive to around 12.4 million connected homes.
A goal that has been made possible thanks to the planned investments in the latest business plan of the company, amounting to €3.5 billion in the period from 2014 to 2016.
In the mobile segment, Telecom Italia has activated LTE base stations in 689 Italian municipalities, for 4G coverage equal to 51 per cent of the population, set to reach 80 per cent in 2016.
This will allow users to take advantage of services such as watching TV via broadband, for which Telecom Italia agreed a strategic deal with Sky Italia April 10.