Telecom Italia Mobile
|Industry||Mobile Telephony, Internet Mobile Provider|
|Marco Patuano (CEO)|
4G LTE is active in 2,560 cities (77%) and includes: Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Trento, Trieste and Turin. 4G+/LTE Plus has speeds of up to 180-225 MB exploiting the 4G carrier aggregation which is now available in more than 60 cities in Italy: Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Catania and Bari. 3G 42.2 MB/s active in 2500 cities of Italy.
National fraud in Brazilian prepaid mobile lines
On 8 August 2012, TIM Brasil became involved in a massive scandal after the release of a report by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency Anatel.
The report points out that on TIM's prepaid voice plan (24.7% market share), called "Infinity" (in which the user pays roughly US$0.12 for each unlimited time call), calls were intentionally dropped by the company which forced customers to make (and pay for) new calls to continue talking. In just one day, 8.1 million calls were dropped and the total profit was approximately US$2 million.
Upon release of the report, the Public Ministry of the Paraná State filed a lawsuit against TIM asking that it stop selling new mobile lines in Brazil and pay a multi million dollar fine for the damages against consumers.
- "G1 - TIM derruba os sinais de clientes de forma proposital, aponta relatório - notícias em Paraná". G1.globo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "G1 - Ministério Público pede a suspensão de venda de chips da TIM no Paraná - notícias em Paraná". G1.globo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.