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.