Monday 28 October 1996 | 00:00 CET | News
Telecom Italia, subsidiary of Stet (Italy), telecoms firm, will invest L1.8 tril by 2000 on its super-cordless phone, Fido. Telecom Italia plans to launch a trial service by end-1996, in a move which has alarmed mobile phone firms. Fido is based on Digital Extended Cordless Telephone (DECT) technology, and the handset can be used over the whole city. Mobile phone firms are insisting Fido represents unfair competition, and the launch has started a debate on when a cordless phone becomes a mobile phone. The firm hopes to make Fido available in around 30 cities and towns, with trials commencing

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