San Marino finally receives 4G courtesy of TIM subsidiary

11 May 2017

According to local press reports, Telecom Italia (TIM)-backed Telefonia Mobile Sammarinese (TMS) has activated its long-awaited LTE network in Borgo Maggiore, the second largest town in San Marino. The report claims that the new network uses 1500MHz so-called L-band spectrum (1452MHz-1496MHz), and is capable of delivering downlink transmission speeds of up to 500Mbps. The launch had previously been delayed by a changeover of government personnel; San Marino elected two new Captains Regent to be the heads of state on 1 April.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TMS is 51%-owned by Telecom Italia San Marino (TISM), which is itself 100%-owned by Milan-based TIM. The cellco currently offers 2G and 3G services across the enclaved micro-state.

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