Tag: italy
When auctions go wrong
Apr 01, 2021
by Toby Youell

The beauty of spectrum auctions is that they force operators to put their money where their mouth is. Operators may be able to make a compelling case of why they should be assigned spectrum, and another company should be deprived of that spectrum, but auctions can "separate the wheat from… Read more...

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...

Italian consultation on 3.5 GHz band licence renewal fees
Mar 01, 2021
by Toby Youell

The Italian regulator, Agcom, is consulting on the fees it should charge for licences in the 3.5 GHz band that are being extended until 2029. This consultation follows an October 2020 Order from the Lazio Regional Administrative Court, which ruled that Agcom must develop fees payable by licensees in the… 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...

Which countries have met the EU’s 5G deadline?
Nov 20, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

Many think of cold, snow-covered Finland and warm, sunny Italy as very different countries. Perhaps it is not surprising that their spectrum auctions have produced very different outcomes. Over the years, the home of Nokia has gained a reputation for carrying out affordable and exemplary spectrum assignments. When Finnish incumbent… Read more...

Is Asia keener than Europe on millimetre wave bands?
Feb 07, 2020
by Richard Handford

The statistics would suggest so. A new report from the European Commission’s 5G Observatory says that Italy is the only country in the 27-member European Union that has assigned spectrum in the 26 GHz band. Compare that with Asia, where South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have awarded 26… Read more...

26 GHz
Jan 19, 2020
by Toby Youell

26 GHz is likely to be the first mmWave 5G band in China and Europe. 2019 saw a chipset to support the band, but the need to prevent interference to satellite monitoring services prompted regulators to agree at WRC-19 on some limits on the band. 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...