Italian telco Fastweb has announced that it is launching mobile 5G services on 27 December. Services will initially be available in Milan, Bologna, Rome and Naples and then gradually extended to other municipalities, following the rollout of the mobile network, which will cover 90% of the population by 2025. The Swiss-owned operator recently switched on its first fixed-wireless access (FWA) 5G services for users in rural areas, in partnership with wireless ISP Linkem.
Meanwhile, Fastweb has also revealed that it is increasing the peak download speed on its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks to 2.5Gbps in certain areas. The upgrade will be available from early next year at no extra cost to around four million people in 30 major cities.