Telekom Romania to dismantle copper networks in some rural areas

30 Jul 2019

Telekom Romania will begin dismantling its old copper networks in rural areas where the company has few customers, thereby reducing maintenance costs, reports local paper Ziarul Financiar, quoting the group’s CEO, Miroslav Majoros. ‘We have an extensive copper network which in some areas is not widely used, but we have to keep it in operation for one or two clients in isolated villages. In these areas we have started a project to dismantle the copper network, as we can provide the services via the mobile network,’ Majoros explained, adding: ‘We will thus replace a slow connection with a fast voice and data connection over the mobile network. We will massively expand this project in the coming weeks.’