Netflix to arrive in Italy on 22 October

Netflix international streaming provider of television shows and films comes to Italy. Netflix, the international provider of on-demand internet streaming films and television shows, is set to arrive...

Mobile coverage throughout Rome's Metro B

Entire Rome underground system has mobile coverage Commuters in Rome how have mobile coverage throughout the city's underground network, following the completion of the Global System for Mobile Commu...

Next stop Termini-Vodafone

Commuters approaching Rome's central train station on the metro line A from 25 September will hear "next stop Termini-Vodafone", following a major rebranding deal between Rome public transport company...

More free wi-fi in Rome

Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno has announced the launch of Digit Roma, a network of over 700 free wi-fi hot-spots in 170 locations around the city.The plan is to arrive at a thousand hot-spots in 300 loca...

Vodafone launches 4G in Italy

Mobile network operator Vodafone Italia has launched its new 4G network based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Rome and Milan, with plans to cover a further 20 Italian cities by March 2013. The glob...

BlackBerry services down

As from 11.00 on 10 October 2011, many owners of BlackBerry throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East reported not being able to use the messaging system BBM and having difficulty sending emails...

Aruba fire affects Italian websites

A large fire at the headquarters of Aruba, one of the largest Italian companies for hosting online services (mail and internet domains among others), is affecting many medium and small companies throu...

Rome’s new multimedia smartphone application

Exploro.it, a multimedia application for smartphones which provides information and services, has been launched in Rome. Comprising a system of touchscreen icons, in addition to directing users to the...

Free wireless internet expands to retail outlets in Rome

After an agreement was reached between the province of Rome and the regional members of the national confederation of small enterprises (CNA), the provision of free wireless internet is to become a re...

Telecom Italia has mended our phone

Two weeks after we first reported our broken phone we now have our line back. The fault was on the outside cable which, the technician told us, needs replacing all down the street. How did we reso...

Telecom Italia and our quest to get our phone line back

Telecom Italia and our quest to get our phone line back On 2 November we discovered that there was a fault on your phone line 066867967. We could make calls out from the office, but readers and adver...

Certified email system introduced in Italy

Italy now has a certified email system giving legal validity to electronic correspondence between private individuals and the public administration. The new service allows people to bypass long queu...

New wi-fi hot spots in Rome

The province of Rome will have 200 wi-fi hotspots up and running by Christmas 2009 and 500 by the end of 2010, meaning free public internet access in the designated zones. Hot spots will be found in p...

Rome switches to digital TV

Rome will switch off its analogue TV transmitters on 16 November 2009, becoming the first European capital city to go digital. After this date viewers will need to convert or upgrade their TV equipmen...

Mobile number transfers in three days

There is good news for mobile telephone subscribers who want to transfer their number smoothly and quickly from one operator to another after the council of state, Italy

Mobile number portability remains a mirage.

Mobile telephone subscribers in Italy may have to wait a bit longer before they can transfer their number smoothly and quickly from one operator to another after the Lazio regional administrative cour...

Lazio switches to digital TV.

The switchover from analog to digital terrestrial television in Lazio begins between 15-16 June with channels RAI2 (state television) and Rete4 (Berlusconi

Cittadinanzattiva slams inadequate services.

Cittadinanzattiva, the association founded in 1978 to protect the rights of Italians, has presented an in-depth study into the inadequacy of public services in the country based on complaints phoned i...

Italian TV going digital.

Over 35 million Italians will be watching digital terrestrial television by 2010, say media magnates and government officials present at the fourth National Congress on Digital Terrestrial Television,...

A nation of cell phones.

Italians own more than one cell phone each, according to figures released in December by Istat the country

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