Monday, August 23, 2010

Telecom Italia Tests LTE in Turin

Telecom Italia has kicked off the second phase of LTE testing using 17 sites in the center of Turin. Italy's Ministry of Economic Development authorized the use of two 20 MHz blocks in 2500-2690 MHz frequency band.


major technology partners involved in Telecom Italia's test include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks.


Nokia Siemens Networks confirmed that it supplied its Flexi Multiradio Base Station, as well as its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) technology, which consists of the highly-scalable Flexi NG (Network Gateway) and Flexi NS (Network Server), for the test.

"We want TIM's mobile network to remain the best in terms of quality and performance. That is why we are continuing to invest in technology and services," said Oscar Cicchetti, Director Technology & Operations, Telecom Italia. "LTE represents a major step forward enabling us to provide 100 Mbit/s connections, but progresses in 3G technology will already allow us to offer our mobile Internet customers higher speeds over the coming months."http://www.telecomitalia.com
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