TIM and Eutelsat Bring Connectivity to the Most Remote Areas in Italy
TIM has signed a strategic agreement with Eutelsat to expand its offer of satellite ultrabroadband services. The move is in line with the goal of gradually closing the digital divide in Italy starting in 2021 and thus also covering the most isolated and remote areas of the country.
Under the agreement, in compliance with applicable regulations, TIM will purchase, for the coming years, the entire transmission capacity for Italy on the two new high-performance satellites that Eutelsat has either activated or will activate in the coming months. The KONNECT ultrabroadband distribution satellite is already active, while the KONNECT VHTS satellite will start offering service soon. KONNECT VHTS has greater capacity, and will allow higher performance connections of up to 200 Mbps.
The satellite ultrabroadband service to be launched by TIM in early 2021 will go to join the ultrabroadband connection solutions already on the market, which use of the FTTH, FTTC and FWA networks, and is therefore a complementary system aimed at covering even the most isolated parts of the country. This will extend to an increasing number of people the option of working and studying remotely and taking advantage of advanced entertainment services, while offering businesses the option to get connected.