10Gbps FTTH, as seen on Italian TV

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TIM showed off its 10Gbps FTTH  via the AMICI TV studio – the first Italian TV station to rely on XGS-PON technology.

On Saturday, TIM activated the first ultrabroadband optical fibre FTTH connections with a speed of up to 10Gbps at the AMICI TV Studion in front of millions of viewers. It runs on XGS-PON (passive optical network) technology which, in symmetrical mode, allows speeds of up to 10Gbps for upload and download.

Nokia in the mix

TIM's customers in Rome, Turin and Genoa TIM network can also test this "important technological innovation" themselves.
 
The XGS-PON technology was developed by TIM in collaboration with Nokia, multiplying the capacity of the current FTTH GPON (Gigabit passive optical networks)  by up to four times for download and eight times for upload.
 
TIM says it will expand its range of connectivity solutions using the tech.

Gaming to business

Quang Ngo Dinh, TIM’s Head of Consumer Market, commented this “confirms our commitment to anticipate innovative solutions to develop the optical fibre network in Italy.

"At TIM we are ready to offer the XGS-PON solution in some Italian cities to ensure our customers have ever faster connections that provide the best experience of using digital services: from online gaming to entertainment content and applications for businesses and industrial districts.”