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Fastweb opens 'Ultra FWA' network competence centre in Perugia

Wednesday 16 September 2020 | 10:18 CET | News
Italian operator Fastweb has inaugurated the new Perugia HQ of its subsidiary Fastweb AIR, whose 28 employees will be tasked with developing the “Ultra FWA” network to be rolled out in low-density population areas across the country. Fastweb AIR was set up in 2018 after the operator closed a deal to acquire the Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) division of Sardinia-based Tiscali plus 40 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band and 836 towers for a total of EUR 198 million.

The new ‘smart working’ Perugia office will act as a competence centre to oversee the company’s plans to bring ‘Ultra FWA’ services of up to 1Gbps to 4 million households in so-called "white areas" by 2024. Fastweb has also teamed up with Linkem to bring 1Gbps FWA to 8 million addresses in grey areas, equivalent to an extra 15 percent of Italy's population, by 2023. Grey areas are generally defined as those where only one broadband operator is present and white areas are those without an operator present.





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