The Italian telecommunications operator, Fastweb has announced the launch of a new 5G-powered home broadband solution. This new product will be powered by Qualcomm who is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator.
Fastweb has around 2.7 million wireline customers and 1.8 million mobile customers. They have a fibre-optic network infrastructure of 50,500 kilometres and aim to develop even further. European telecom companies are moving towards the adaptation; of 5G-supported devices so that they can compete in the future which is bound to run by 5G technologies.
With this new announcement, Fastweb has announced; 5G mm Wave based fixed wireless access (FWA) as services for customers. This fixed wireless access (FWA) has the capability to substitute traditional fibre optic or home broadband delivered by local cable operators.
Andrea Lasagna, chief technology officer said that “We are very satisfied with the collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies which has allowed us to find the best technological solution to offer our service.”
The company claims that they can maintain high-speed connectivity even if the range is increasing continuously. This factor can play a huge role in Fastweb’s favour. The Italian telecom company is planning to launch this across 50 cities initially.
They plan to grow this reach to 500 Italian cities by the end of 2021. This can help ISP’s aim to deliver a speed of about 1Gb/s (gigabit) to at least half of the Italian population by the end of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modern, can be affixed to the roof or side of a given customer’s home.
Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president, and president, Europe/MEA, Qualcomm Europe said that “Qualcomm Technologies and industry leaders are at the heart of the 5G deployments being rolled out across Europe and this is the first 5G commercial mmWave deployment in the region. This new standard of connectivity will enable exciting new user experiences that will fundamentally enrich how we live our lives.”