Telefonica to close copper exchanges by 2020

11 Jun 2018

Telefonica Espana (Movistar) has unveiled a new scheme named ‘FARO’ which will see it shut down 253 copper exchanges by the end of 2018 – with a further 200 per year deactivated in 2019 and 2020. The project is designed to further the migration of customers to fibre-based services and facilitate the closure of the telco’s old copper infrastructure. Pablo Ledesma, Director of Operations at Telefonica Espana, commented: ‘Fibre is the access technology that will support the development of services and customers for the next 100 years and Telefonica is working on the evolution of copper to fibre and enabling the process of network simplification and transformation.’

Spain, Telefonica Espana (Movistar)