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Venice Tries 100Mbit/s Broadband

Group of Telecom Italia customers in the Veneto region’s main city will be able to take part in pilot of fiber-based service

February 2, 2011

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VENICE -- After Rome, Milan, Catania and Turin, an initial group of Telecom Italia customers in the Veneto region’s main city will be able to try out 100 Megabit per second connections.

Building the next generation network in Venice is part of Telecom Italia's fibre investment plan for ultra-broadband links in nine Italian cities by the end of 2011, 13 cities by the end of 2012, and 50% population coverage (138 cities) by the end of 2018.

Telecom Italia announced that it is starting up its next-generation fibre-optic ultra-broadband network in Venice, at an event attended by the Mayor of Venice Giorgio Orsoni, Veneto Region Councillor for the Economy and Development, Research and Innovation Marialuisa Coppola, President of the Venice Biennale Paolo Baratta, Telecom Italia CEO Franco Bernabè, Telecom Italia Technology & Operations Manager , and the director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre, Roberto Saracco.

This venture is part of Telecom Italia’s fibre investment plan for building the next generation access network (NGAN) in order to provide fibre connections in nine Italian cities by the end of 2011, 13 cities by the end of 2012, and 50% population coverage (138 cities) by the end of 2018.

Telecom Italia (TIM)

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