TIM today revealed that it started the process of switching off its copper network at Trento in Italy.
TIM engineers have cabled the Mattarello exchange with Fibre To the Home (FTTH) technology. All customers served by the exchange will be able to migrate to the new network with the ‘switch-off’ of the copper network. This operation will see the exchange serve homes and offices directly with super-fast connections (up to 1 GB).
Maurizio Fugatti, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Franco Ianeselli, Mayor of Trento, and Luigi Gubitosi, CEO of TIM, announced the signing of the agreement for digital cooperation today to promote FTTH-powered broadband.
The installation of FTTH at the exchange serves around 2000 telephone lines in District 8 of the city. TIM said it aims to promote the shift to ultra-broadband services of all customers served by the FTTH-driven infrastructure, including those with other operators.
TIM is deploying fibre optic in the Autonomous Province. TIM aims to strengthen the network in 95 municipalities by cabling over 100,000 property units, bringing the total number of homes and offices covered by ultra-broadband to 170,000.
The company has also launched a program to cable nine cities with FTTH technology: in addition to Trento, the plan will be rolled out in Rovereto, Pinzolo, Canazei, Tre Ville, Pergine Valsugana, Riva del Garda over the course of this year and, in Isera and Volano in 2022.