TIM bans Huawei from 5G core equipment tender in Italy, Brazil
Published in News


TIM has piles of cash and can afford to pay more not to use Huawei

Cash-strapped telco TIM, which proudly announced it was only 24.3 billion euro in debt last year, apparently now feels it is so flush with cash it can afford to give Huawei the bum's rush.

Italian Sky has gone insane
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 11:50

Italian Sky has gone insane


If you leave us, we will ring you every day for months

Sky in Italy is so desperate to keep customers it is losing that it has adopted a policy of harassing them like a neurotic ex-girlfriend who wants another chance.

Italy considers tracking coronavirus patents
Published in News


We wanna know where they go

Italian authorities are working on introducing a smartphone app that would help health services trace the contacts of people who test positive for the coronavirus as the government looks at ways of gradually lifting a lock-down imposed a month ago.

Robots go to work in Italian hospitals
Published in AI
Thursday, 02 April 2020 11:09

Robots go to work in Italian hospitals


They can't get sick

The crisis in the Italian health service is proving a good testing ground for robotic medical staff.

TIM claims its network will magically hold
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:13

TIM claims its network will magically hold


We have a the rubber bands and sticking tape in place

Italy’s under-resourced internet is taking a battering from millions of Italians working from home, and there is some concern that smoke will start pouring out of the back and dangerous-looking steam appearing from under the bonnet.

Amazon stops shipping non-essential products to Italy and France
Published in News


My back stretcher has been delayed

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Italian courts ignore the science again
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:23

Italian courts ignore the science again


Claim mobile phones cause brain tumours

An Italian court has ruled that prolonged use of mobile phones can cause head tumours despite scientists overwhelmingly agreeing there is no evidence to back this up.

TIM to spin off data centre operations
Published in Cloud
Monday, 11 November 2019 10:55

TIM to spin off data centre operations


Looking for an investor

Telecom Italia (TIM) plans to spin off its data centre operations and look for an investor ahead of a potential market listing, after announcing a partnership with Google to develop its cloud business.

Telecom Italia cuts debt
Published in Network
Friday, 08 November 2019 12:39

Telecom Italia cuts debt


Wants a hand with its Open Fibre plans

Telecom Italia has made progress in cutting its debt burden as it presses ahead with plans to find an investment partner to help it fund a potential tie-up with smaller rival Open Fiber.

Italy opens antitrust action against Google
Published in News


Made an offer that people could not refuse

Italy’s competition watchdog has announced that it has opened an investigation into alleged abuse of a dominant market position by Google in the smart device sector.