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FS Group and TIM: 4G coverage on the Milan–Bologna high-speed line completed

FS Group and TIM: 4G coverage on the Milan–Bologna high-speed line completed

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The FS Italiane Group and TIM have activated the first mobile radio coverage system with 4G technology in the tunnels of the Milan–Bologna high-speed line, achieving complete coverage of the route.

4G technology provides passengers with a stable, high-quality connection even in the most unfavourable areas, such as railway tunnels, through both the onboard WiFi service and direct coverage. This is all provided by the TLC Operators participating in the project: TIM; iliad; Vodafone; and WINDTRE.

Upgrades to 4G technology will also be launched in the coming months on the high-speed lines between Bologna and Florence and will continue during 2023 from Turin to Milan, Florence to Naples and Bologna to Venice. The aim is to achieve increasingly reliable voice and data connectivity on high-speed lines and on conventional lines, starting with the busiest routes, in order to guarantee a high-quality service to passengers on high-speed, Intercity and regional trains and to railway companies in the freight sector.

The activation of the systems on the Milan–Bologna high-speed line represents the first step in the agreement signed between the FS Italiane Group, through the infrastructure manager RFI and TIM in December 2021. Moreover, as part of initiatives linked to the NRRP, feasibility studies on the possible use of 5G technologies will be carried out.

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