TIM Turns on First Standard 5G Site in San Marino with Nokia

TIM Turns on First Standard 5G Site in San Marino with Nokia Image Credit: panuruangjan/Bigstockphoto.com

TIM announced that it has turned on the first full 3GPP Rel15 standard 5G site San Marino using the 3.5 GHz frequency band in collaboration with Nokia.

This will make San Marino the first European country covered by the new 5G technology. The Operator targets to complete 5G coverage in San Marino by the end of the year.

With the installation of the standard radio equipment with “Massive-MIMO” technology in Faetano location, an antenna able to simultaneously handle dozens of incoming and outgoing radio signals and dynamically adapt to the position of individual users and the traffic demand. The NOKIA end-to-end solution also allows for the virtualisation of network components and radio access.

Once the tests are completed at the TIM research and innovation centre in Turin, which for the first time in Europe tested the 5G standard technology based on 26 GHz millimetre waves in the 26.5-27.5 GHz frequency range, TIM and Nokia will start, by the end of September, the installation of the 26 GHz equipment in order to test its potential in the field with 5G terminals equipped with both bands, hence making San Marino an outdoor laboratory for experimenting with innovative 5G services. 

Elisabetta Romano, CTO, TIM
The installation of the first 3GPP 5G site is the peak of a virtuous cycle of innovation launched by TIM a few years ago, working with the standardization bodies...

Marc Rouanne, President of Mobile Network, Nokia
Nokia has developed an end-to-end 5G Future X portfolio that will deliver unprecedented capabilities and efficiencies for customers such as TIM, allowing them to transform their service offering. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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