Telecom Italia to spend EUR6.5 billion on NGN2

13 Mar 2007

Telecom Italia says it plans to invest EUR6.5 billion over the next ten years rolling out its Next-Generation Network 2 (NGN2) infrastructure. The system will support broadband access at speeds of up to 50Mbps, allowing the telco to launch services such as high-definition TV broadcasts over wireline networks. The 60,000km NGN2 system will be deployed in more than 1,100 towns and cities by 2010. Italian news agency Apcom also reports that Telecom Italia is looking at using WiMAX wireless broadband technology to fill in the gaps in coverage in the NGN2 system, making high speed services available to 99% of the population by the end of 2009.

Italy, Telecom Italia (TIM)