In line with our global objectives, this transformation project seeks to achieve maximum business and environmental efficiency in the deployment and maintenance of our network. In a exponential data traffic growth scenario, we have set the following objectives:
100% of consumer customers migrated to fibre in 2025.
To reduce energy consumption through:
Shutting down the copper network and the related IT systems: 700 technical buildings in 2020.
Huge data volumes management & transmission efficiencies.
In 2018 we have managed to reduce our energy consumption by Petabyte 64% compared with 2015.
Why is it important…
Fibre is much more efficient than copper and it plays a key role in sustainable connectivity. Specifically, this initiative represents:
Simplification of processes: The processes of provision and maintenance would be on a
single access network.
Space savings: fibre: 10 times less cross-section, 100 times more capacity. A 2,400-pair
copper bundle serves 2,400 customers.A 256-fibre cable serves 16,384 customers.
Quality of the network and reduction of maintenance and support resources: With fibre
half as many faults occur as with copper, which reduces the number of call-outs, the need for spare parts
Closure of exchanges: fibre optic connections have 4 times more range (distance) than
copper connections, which means that we could progressively be closing technical buildings.
Energy savings: Access by fibre consumes between 7 and 20 times less energy per user
(>85% efficiency) than access by copper (depending on the use of the equipment).
Circular economy: The closure of the copper network allows the recycling of plant
equipment and the recovery of cables to obtain secondary raw materials: metals, rare earths, etc.
Facilitating digital education, entrepreneurship, new business models and relationships, greater work-life balance,
better access to health services and the establishment of population in rural areas.
What we have already achieved: 2015 – 2018…
Between 2015-2018 we have achieved important impacts in: