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TIM and Google Cloud launch 5G edge platform in Italy

TIM and Google Cloud announced the launch of the first platform in Italy that enables smart mobility on TIM’s Edge Cloud 5G technology. The innovative solution will make it possible to develop new applications dedicated to connected cars, smart mobility and other digital services in various fields.

The platform combines the Google Distributed Cloud Virtual software with TIM’s Telco Cloud infrastructure and 5G mobile network, ensuring high-performance connectivity, greater flexibility in the configuration of applications and high security standards to uphold privacy requirements.

With this solution TIM and Google Cloud intend to provide new technological levers to Public Administration, companies, entrepreneurs, and startups to accelerate digital transformation in the country.

The project uses TIM’s 5G network in the Bologna and Modena area and will allow MASA (Modena Automotive Smart Area) and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia to test new solutions for self-driving and assisted cars, as well as applications for Advanced Cloud Mobility, which require dynamic and ultra-secure communication between vehicles and the road infrastructure and integration with smart city systems.

The initiative is part of the smart city development activities that TIM Enterprise – the new business unit of the Group dedicated to companies and public administration – is creating with TIM Urban Genius, a true virtual ‘control room’, equipped with digital technologies that offers a sustainable smart city model that has already been successfully adopted in various cities.

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