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  • What do we mean by “Interconnection Flows”?
  • The Interconnection flow is a transmission connection between the PoP of the Operator and a delivery point (PdC) of a regulated TIM wholesale service. In particular, the Interconnection Flow is used to transport the traffic generated from one or more collection services which the Operator uses from the exchange where the PdC is located to the Operator's centre.

    The PoP centre of the Operator may eventually coincide with a TIM exchange. The PoP of the Operator and the TIM PdC must belong to the same Regional Transmission Area (RTA).

  • What do we mean by “Regional Interconnection Flow”?
  • The Interconnection Flow is Regional when the PdC with which the flow is joined belongs to the Regional Transmission Network (Level 1 and 2) of TIM.

  • What do we mean by “Local Interconnection Flow”?
  • The Interconnection Flow is Local when the PdC with which the flow is joined belongs to the Local Transmission Network (Level 0) of TIM.

    The Operator can request this service when the exchange where its PoP is terminated and the PdC belong to the same Local network. 

    The Interconnection Flow is Local when the PdC with which the flow is joined belongs to the Local Transmission Network (Level 0) of TIM.

    The Operator can request this service when the exchange where its PoP is terminated and the PdC belong to the same Local network.

  • Can an interconnection be created between a TIM exchange belonging to the Level 0 transmission network and a PoP of the Operator located in a different local area?
  • Yes. The Operator must request a Regional and a Local flow linked together, or must request, at the same time, a Local Interconnection Flow between the PdC of the wholesale services and the correspondent Level 1 node, and a Regional Interconnect Flow, between the aforementioned Level 1 node and their PoP.

  • What is the cost if the Regional and Local Interconnection Flows are
  • For this Interconnection Flow, TIM charges the Operator three amounts:

    • monthly access fee of the Regional Interconnection Flow;
    • monthly transport fee of the Regional Interconnection Flow (between the specific exchange of the PoP location of the Operator and the location of the TIM Level 1 node);
    • monthly transport fee of the Local Interconnection Flow (between the Level 1 node location and the Level 0 exchange of the TIM PdC).
  • What is the "multiplexing service?
  • The Multiplexing binds several connections, typically several "terminating" circuits, to be delivered on an interconnection flow with greater capacity.

  • What do we mean by “planning" the Interconnection Flows?
  • We mean the formalisation by the Operator of an Annual Plan (AP) and a Quarterly Consolidation Plan (QCP), containing the supply needs of Interconnection Flows for the year X+1

  • How long does provisioning take?
  • In the case of "planned" Interconnection Flows, TIM guarantees that, at least for 95% of the requests, activation will be within the following time periods:

    • 45 days for circuits with speed of 2Mbit/s
    • 90 days for circuits with speed greater than 2Mbit/s.

    In the case of "unplanned" Interconnection Flows, TIM guarantees that, at least for 95% of the requests, the activation will be completed within the following time periods:

    • 51 days for circuits with speed of 2Mbit/s
    • 100 days for circuits with speed greater than 2Mbit/s.
  • When does the Interconnection Flow invoicing start?
  • The invoicing of the Interconnection Flow begins from the activation of the first service (voice, data or leased lines) connected to that flow.

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