Nokia Siemens Networks will modernise Telecom Italia’s mobile infrastructure in several Italian regions with 7,000 base stations (BTS) able to offer 4G mobile services. The long term evolution (LTE) technology has already been tested by the two companies in some Turin city areas.
“This network modernisation will enable exceptional voice quality and data speeds, in addition to optimising the performance and supporting the strong increase of smartphones,” says Massimo Mazzocchini, head of Telecom Italia customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks.
“This technology will be able to offer a throughput of more than 140Mbps per cell, with a latency of only 10 milliseconds, demonstrating the true value of a modern network for driving the growth of Italy’s economy.”
Nokia Siemens Networks will undertake the radio network modernisation in some Italian regions in the 900-1800 and 2100MHz frequency bands, supplying its future-proof single Radio Access Network Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. These base stations allow smooth implementation of LTE in the 2.6GHz and 800MHz bands.
With this implementation, subscribers of Telecom Italia will be able to enjoy advanced mobile broadband, services including high-quality video calls, high definition (HD) streaming and mobile gaming.
The radio network modernisation will be implemented in some of the most developed, industrialised and economically vital Italian regions, including Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Marche and Umbria to further contribute to the country’s economy.