Our goal is to bring fiber to 90% of families reached by the fixed network nationwide by December, as a key step towards bridging the digital divide in Italy by 2021. During the Covid-19 crisis the cabling programme effort has been intensified in order to provide an optimal network performance despite the higher traffic generated in this period.
At the end of September, our UBB retail+wholesale customers were 8.2 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.