Telecom Italia to pilot 5G network in Turin

Turin city council has confirmed that Telecom Italia (TIM) will debut its 5G network in the northern Italian city next year and connect 3,000 users by 2018.

“Turin will be the first city in Italy to experience a 5G network thanks to an agreement signed by TIM and smart city councilor Paola Pisano,”

announced Turin mayor Charia Appendino, according to website Telecompaper.com. The announcement comes after TIM joined forces with Cisco-backed startup Altiostar to conduct the first live test of a virtual radio access network (vRAN) in Europe at TIM’s Turin innovation labs.

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