More about "Italy"
Mar 31, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

Telecom Italia and Vodafone launched 5G services in June 2019, followed by Wind Tre in April 2020 and Iliad in December 2020. Fastweb provides 5G services through a network sharing agreement with Wind Tre. TIM and Vodafone also have a passive network sharing agreement for 5G including all antenna sites… Read more...

The unravelling story of Huawei equipment bans
Jan 21, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

While led by the US, many nations in Europe, and to a lesser degree the Asia Pacific, have moved to ban equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Many of these actions fall short of outright bans, although measures such as strict security requirements and increased government intervention powers effectively constitute de… Read more...

International sanctions against Huawei
Jan 21, 2021
by PolicyTracker

This table shows the actions taken against Huawei in 40 countries. Read more...

Comparing the frameworks for licensed spectrum sharing
Aug 13, 2020
by Dianne Northfield

What approaches are different countries taking? How does CBRS in the US differ from LSA in Europe? What other methods are being adopted? Are some frameworks for licensed spectrum sharing particularly suited to 5G? Read more...

Italy (2020)
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 (2019)
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...

Qualcomm (2019)
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...

Vodafone (2019)
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...