Telecom Italia’s Plans To Upgrades Wireless Backhaul

This report on Telecom: Italy fits to my recent blog post on T-Mobile upgrading their wireless backhaul to meet the rising demand for higher data rates. The report says that Telecom Italia will connect about 1700 ‘antennas’ of their wireless base stations to new fiber infrastructure which will also be used to bring faster fixed line Internet connections to homes and businesses. The wording is a bit strange since base stations are connected to a backhaul fiber and not individual ‘antennas’. I wonder how many antennas they count per base station!? There are usually 3 sectors per base station, each having its own antenna. That would make it around 600 base stations. But that’s just a guess on my side.