Telecom Italia (TIM) announced plans to upgrade its 4.5G network to 700 Mbps in 11 cities. The 4.5 G network is expected to go live in July in the cities of Turin, Milan, Naples, Rome and Palermo, Taormina and Giardini-Naxos.
The Operator has already launched the 4.5G commercial service with speeds of up to 500 Mbps in download in the 11 Italian cities.
TIM also claims that its customers can enjoy speeds of up to 75 Mbps in upload, already available with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and Sony XPERIA XZ Premium, in particular for services such as updating one's cloud data storage, HD videoconferencing, and streaming live HD videos on social networks.
At the same time, TIM also announced the roll out of 1Gbps FTTH service in 70 Italian municipalities to provide its customers with connections of up to 1,000 Mbps in download and 100 Mbps in upload.
TIM is combining both the 1Gbps FTTH and the new 4.5G service, offering new customers the 'Fibre and Mobile' plan for 19.90 euros per month for the first year and thereafter 34.90 euros for a further 3 years.