TIM this week signed an agreement with UTILITALIA to leverage its infrastructures - pipes, ducts and public lighting networks - for the development of its fiber optic networks.
UTILITALIA is the Italian federation that groups over 500 local public service providers of electricity, gas, water and the environment.
Following agreements for the joint use of existing infrastructures, the digs required to lay the fibre will be reduced considerably, along with the consequent disturbance to locals and traffic.
Again with a view to minimising the social-environmental impacts, the agreement also envisages the collaboration between TIM and the federated companies of UTILITALIA for shared design where new infrastructures need to be designed.
This initiative provides a further boost to the development of TIM’s optic fibre network across national territory already covered by 71%, with more than 17 million homes in around 2,100 municipalities, TIM said in a statment.
TIM has ealier announced major investments for the three-year period 2017-2019 amounting to around 11 billion euros in Italy, of which 5 dedicated exclusively to the development of fixed and mobile ultra-broadband.