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Copper Termination Segments
Description of the service
The service consists in rental to the Operator of a single copper wire pair for each Property Unit (PU) of the Condominium (so-called User Connection). It runs from a Copper Termination Point (CTP) inside the Property Mutualisation Point (PMP), to the copper User termination unit inside the PU itself.
The service includes:
Operators may request TIM's Copper Termination Segments exclusively in Copper Connected Buildings. TIM provides the access service to Copper Termination Segments after a Feasibility Study requested by the FTTB Operator.
The service is based on the principle of mutualisation, among the Operators present in the Copper Connected Building, of Copper Wire Pairs in buildings or groups of buildings made up of a certain number of PUs, belonging to the same Copper PMP. This set of PUs is identified in this RO as a Condominium and consists in principle of more than 6 PUs.
Technical supply conditions
The Property Mutualisation Point (PMP) is the point where TIM provides the Copper Wire Pair service in the Termination Segment, then releases the Copper Wire Pairs that connect the PU of the Condominium to the requesting Operator. It is equipped with appropriate IDC modules (CTP Copper Termination Point) of 10 wire pairs dedicated to the Operators, to allow a customer to move between the Operators present in the Copper Connected Building. Copper Wire Pairs are released by TIM at the level of a single Copper Wire Pair that connects the copper PMP to the termination unit at the PU. The Copper PMP and the user termination unit are the border and responsibility points between TIM's cabling and that of the requesting Operator.
An FTTB Operator may request the preparation of the access infrastructure, if not present, at the Copper Termination Segment, which is implemented by TIM, subject to a Feasibility Study (FS), except in the case of objective, duly documented technical obstacles.
In the case of a request for the Copper Termination Segment service for unconnected customers, the Operator, at the same time as the request of the FS for the construction of the access infrastructure, if not present, must request from TIM a specific FS for the construction of the above-mentioned Copper Termination Segment between the unconnected PU and the existing TI distributor.
The management of the service (e.g. provisioning activities such as activation, migration, customer deactivation, assurance activities, implementation of the database and billing systems) is subject to the development of ad hoc IT systems.
TIM will communicate the date of effective commercial availability of the service described above with specific news on the website www.wholesale.telecomitalia.com.
The pricing of the offer is divided into:
The service is exclusively aimed at:
The offer of the access service to the Copper Termination Segments is 'regulated', meaning that it is subject to approval by the National Telecoms Regulator (AGCom) for all its technical-economic aspects. By 31 July each year, TIM shall publish the Regulated Offer (RO) for the following year and submit it to AGCom for approval. The RO approved by AGCom is valid for one year from 1 January of the reference year. Pending such approval, TIM shall apply the latest tender conditions approved by the Authority.
The list of all the ROs for the Backhaul Fibre Optics access service, published and/or approved, is available on TIM's Wholesale Portal in Italian, in the 'I Nostri Servizi - Infrastrutture e Fibre Ottiche – Segmenti di Terminazione in Rame - Offerte” section.