Fiber coverage today reaches more than 86% of households, thanks to the intensification of the cabling programmes and the strengthening of the network that we have implemented since the beginning of March has allowed the continuation of all activities during the lockdownwith. The intention is to bring fibe to 90% of families nationwide by December and we are commited to bridge the digital divide in Italy by 2021.
At the end of June, our UBB retail+wholesale customers were 7.9 million, connected on a FTTx network and, sometimes, also through FWA - Fixed Wireless Access technology. In this case the Wi-Fi of the customer’s home router connects, in wireless, to the nearest antenna of TIM’s mobile network which, in turn, is connected to the optic fiber network.
The variety of FTTx accesses depends on which segment of the network is connected in fiber. FTTH (Fiber To The Home): this technology brings optical fiber directly into the appartments and FTTC or FTTCab (Fiber To The Cabinet) which brings the fiber to the streetside cabinets.
2020-2022 Strategic Plan target : the evolution of FTTC coverage into FTTH for 40% of households by 2023.