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Italian Football Federation signs on with WSC Sports

Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC), the Italian Football Federation, has announced a 3-year collaboration with WSC Sports, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology, to create AI-powered highlights of the Serie A TimVision, the highest league of women’s football in Italy. FIGC will be using WSC Sports’ full suite of automation tools […]

February 2, 2022

FreeMove Alliance and Millicom cooperate

FreeMove Alliance, the global mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telia and Telecom Italia, and Millicom, a provider of fixed, mobile and digital services in Latin America serving enterprise customers through its Tigo Business brand, have signed a partnership agreement to offer seamless connectivity solutions to multinational customers (MNCs) across the Americas and beyond. […]

January 31, 2022

Report: Wholesale model reshaping fibre rollout in W. Europe?

The expansion of fibre networks is progressing fast in Western Europe, where an average of 7 million premises were connected each quarter over the last year, reports Dataxis. When considering the five biggest consumer markets in the region, it is clear that the deployment of fibre infrastructures widely varies in each country. The market is […]

January 27, 2022

KKR tables offer for Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia (TIM) has received a €10.8 billion offer from US fund KKR aimed at taking Italy’s biggest telco private. KKR’s move comes as TIM’s CEO Luigi Gubitosi finds himself under grave pressure from top investor Vivendi following two profit warnings in recent months. TIM said KKR had set an indicative price of €0.505 for […]

November 22, 2021

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies will share mmWave intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The accelerator initiative aims […]

November 11, 2021

TIM Italia launches 10x faster FTTH

TIM Italia has launched ten times faster FTTH ultra broadband connections via the XGS-PON network, compared to the current GPON technology. The Magnifica service provides speeds of up to 10 Gbps in download and 2 Gbps in upload. However, it is available only on a trial basis for new users at a cost of €49.90/month […]

October 26, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Eutelsat adds German broadband to France, Italy

Eutelsat has signed up German telco Deutsche Telecom to distribute its Konnect broadband service from the end of 2021. Both companies are also discussing an extension of their partnership in the future. Deutsche Telekom is already using Eutelsat capacity to provide telecommunications and disaster relief in the areas affected by the floods this summer. Investment […]

October 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

Technicolor Android TV STBs for TIM

Technicolor Connected Home has announced the deployment of next-generation Android TV STBs for TIM to provide Italian households with access to premium services offered by broadcasters and OTT providers, including: Netflix, Amazon, Infinity, Disney+, DAZN, and many others. The STBs are based upon Technicolor Connected Home’s JADE platform which includes Wi-Fi 6 and Android 10 […]

September 9, 2021

BT sells two business units to Italy’s TIM

BT has completed the sale of its business units serving customers in the public administration and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors in Italy to TIM. The transaction, first announced in 10 December 2020, has been cleared by the Italian Competition Authority and includes customer support for the SME business unit delivered from the BT’s […]

July 1, 2021

TIM launches satellite Internet test

Italian telco TIM is launching a new satellite Internet service as a trial for TIM landline customers located in areas not covered by its broadband and ultrabroadband network. This new service will allow customers to navigate at speeds up to 100 Mbps in download by exploiting the connectivity of Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite reserved exclusively for […]

June 4, 2021By Colin Mann