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Milan Will Be the First City in the World with an Ultrabroadband Mobile Network at 28 Mbps
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Telecom Italia has commercially launched its HSPA+ network in Milan, with equipment provided by Ericsson. HSPA+ technology enables peak download speeds of up to 28 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.8 Mbps. In the next phase of the HSPA+ rollout, Telecom Italia is planning to upgrade its network in Rome by October and gradually expand HSPA+ coverage nationwide.

The first mobile broadband connections at 28 Mbps in download and 5.8 Mbps in upload are now active in the city of Milan. Within October, also Rome will enjoy the same upgrade based on Ericsson technology in a ‘world first’ implementation.

Milan is the first city in the world to begin an “ultra-broadband” mobile service. Telecom Italia, having completed the experimentation phase, begins to develop the new mobile network platform, which is based on Ericsson technology and can reach internet connections speeds from TIM mobile phones up to 28 Mbps in download and 5.8 Mbps in upload.

Telecom Italia is first in Italy to launch the new development and transformation phase of its mobile broadband network, in line with the 3G and 4G development plans announced last December.

The new mobile broadband network platform is based on MIMO technology (Multiple Input and Multiple Output), a solution that uses two radio antennas at the same time to transmit data to a single consumer. This makes it possible to provide higher speeds in data transmission and improve spectrum efficiency in the mobile network. With the new technology Telecom Italia will be able to guarantee to its subscribers a higher quality experience when utilizing value-added mobile services.

Telecom Italia will extend ultra broadband mobile coverage to Rome within October and gradually extend the coverage at national level.