Telecom Italia (TIM) says its subsidiary in San Marino has deployed 5G technology to cover the entire territory of the tiny republic. Working with Nokia, TIM San Marino (TIM SM) has rolled out 3GPP Release 15 5G equipment to more than 99% of the population and geographical area of the republic, making it the first state in Europe to boast full 5G coverage. The network consists of eight macro sites operating in the 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands, while 5G small cells are also being installed to improve the signal in areas of greater demand. All of the sites are equipped with Massive MIMO technology, TIM says, while Nokia’s end-to-end solution provides for the virtualisation of all the mobile network components, including radio access. TIM and Nokia are using the San Marino network as a test bed for future 5G equipment and services.