MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Italy said on Tuesday the auction to sell fifth-generation mobile spectrum had been completed, raising an overall 6.55 billion euros ($7.6 billion).
In a statement the Industry Ministry said the amount raised was 164 percent more than the value of initial offers.
The government had set a minimum target of 2.5 billion euros.
In a separate statement Telecom Italia said it had spent an overall 2.407 bln euros for spectrum in the auction. ($1 = 0.8665 euros) (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Crispian Balmer)