More about "Italy"
Italian regulator defends 5G auction
Nov 09, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

PolicyTracker has interviewed Antonio Nicita, commissioner of Italian regulator Agcom, about benchmarking, auction designs and the "sky-high" prices paid in Europe's latest 5G tender.  Read more...

Italy’s 5G bidding war pushes auction prices up to €6.5bn
Oct 04, 2018
by Manuel R. Marti

Italy’s multi-band auction for 5G frequencies became a two-week bidding battle, raising €6.5 billion for the state's coffers. That's more than double the country's target, exceeds by 164 per cent the value of initial offers, and outstrips the price paid in recent comparable tenders.  Read more...

Italy to announce 2018 auction details today
Oct 16, 2017
by Kane Mumford

PolicyTracker can reveal details of Italy's auction of spectrum in the 700 MHz, 3.6–3.8 GHz and 26.5-27.5 GHz bands, which the government is expected to agree on today. Read more...

Italian multiband auction talks go down to the wire
Sep 21, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Discussions are in their final stages and are focused on the best way to release spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz and 700 MHz ranges, PolicyTracker can reveal. Read more...

Vodafone wins 5G city trial rights for Milan
Aug 08, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Vodafone took Milan, while Telecom Italia and Wind won the rights to hold trials in Prato and l’Aquila and Bari and Matera respectively. Read more...

Is Italy’s request for interference talks just stalling for time?
Apr 20, 2017
by Kane Mumford

A letter seen by PolicyTracker from Italy's communications minister Antonello Giacomelli asks for a review of FM radio spectrum coordination between Italy and its neighbours. A source from the Slovenian regulator said the request is just an attempt to prolong the situation. Read more...

Italy open to changing 5G auction plan
Apr 10, 2017
by Kane Mumford

An auction of 2 x 50 MHz in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band had been planned but officials are now considering a much wider release of spectrum next year. According to Qualcomm’s director of government affairs Luigi Ardito, trials could begin as early as August. Read more...

Italy plans five 5G city trials in 3.4-3.8 GHz band by 2020
Mar 20, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Italy's Ministry for Economic Development (MISE) picked cities that are located in a variety of geographical areas and can offer access to 3.7-3.8 GHz spectrum. Telecom Italia has also announced plans to hold a 5G trial in Turin. Read more...

Clearing 700 MHz for 5G “not easy” for Italy
Feb 28, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

The Italian government needs to clear the band by no later than 2022 for mobile broadband services and ultimately 5G, but is hampered by an abundance of TV multiplexes. Read more...

Italian 700 MHz switch-off leaves interference in unused neighbour state TV broadcasting channels
Dec 06, 2016
by Kane Mumford

Slovenian and Croatian TV broadcasting frequencies in the lower UHF band not currently in use are still occupied by Italian services, while FM radio continues to cause disruption. Read more...