Telecom Italia (TIM) has announced that the region of Puglia (Apulia) in southern Italy has become the first of the country’s regions with full ultra-broadband coverage. The telco says 99.4% of households can access high speed services either via fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or via a combination of fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and VDSL. The remaining households in outlying areas are covered by satellite or fixed-wireless access (FWA) broadband.
TIM is proposing a switch-off of the PSTN network in the province of Taranto and seeks to migrate all lines to fibre-based technology. TIM says FTTH and FTTC networks now cover around 91% of all Italian households connected to the fixed network, while many more can access FWA, satellite and 4G/5G mobile systems.