More about "Italy"
Feb 06, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Italy has completed a multi-band auction in low-, mid- and high-frequency bands, 700 MHz, 3.6-3.8 MHz and 26 GHz, and has become the first nation in Europe to assign and define rules for the use of spectrum in all three pioneer 5G spectrum bands. Read more...

Italy: population density map and data
Dec 27, 2018
by Chetan Chauhan-Sims

Less than 5% of Italy's land mass is made up of 'intensively built-up' areas and is inhabited by over 65% of the population. Additionally, 17% of the land mass, over 50,000 km2, is uninhabited, located mainly in the central and northern regions. Read more...

Vendor overview
Dec 18, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Regarding 5G identification at WRC-19, vendors support 26 GHz but expect bandwidth to be restricted by interference concerns; they also back 40 GHz and 66-76 GHz, while accepting that 32 GHz will not win approval. They are also argue that licensing of 5G spectrum for mobile operators should be prioritised… Read more...

Dec 17, 2018
by Catherine Viola

Qualcomm sees 40 GHz as very promising for the second wave of mmWave spectrum for 5G, The company is also interested in a 5G spectrum sharing initiative being pioneered in Italy and the possibility of licences aimed at new industrial applications. Read more...

Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

The Vodafone Group continues to build its 4G spectrum portfolio, while acquiring additional spectrum for 5G services, which it expects to launch in 2020.  Read more...

When should merging mobile operators be required to divest spectrum?
Dec 08, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

Talk of a merger between US carriers T-Mobile and Sprint came to nothing but stimulated lots of discussion about how much spectrum they would have to give up. This made us wonder: do merging operators always have to give up spectrum? How do competition authorities decide how much divestiture is… Read more...

Italy (2018)
Sep 15, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

5G trials are to launch in five Italian cities in 2018, with several operators planning to launch a commercial service by 2020. Most of the country's 5G efforts are focused on the 3.4-3.8 GHz band. Read more...

Feb 24, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

(2016 entry) Italy's mobile market is set to change following the European Commission's approval of the €20 billion merger between Three and Wind. Several spectrum auctions have been held in recent years, and the next one will probably involve the 700 MHz band - although this may not be for… Read more...