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Italy adds five more cities to program of 5G trials

Following the claim last week that Turin would be Italy’s first ‘5G city’, the country’s Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has announced five further cities which have been selected for pre-commercial 5G trials. These are Milan and Prato in the north, L’Aquila in the center, and Bari and Matera in the south. The plan sees Italy going well beyond the requirement set by the European Commission’s 5G Action Plan, which required member states to name at least one city for 5G trials by 2018. ” We want to be in the leading group. Italy accepts the European challenge and raises the bar,” said the under-secretary for economic development, Antonello Giacomelli. The government will make available 3.4 GHz and 3.8 GHz…

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