Telefonica taps Ezentis to assist with copper shutdown

1 Oct 2019

Spanish infrastructure firm Ezentis has confirmed that it has been selected by Telefonica Espana (Movistar) to assist with the shutdown of its legacy copper network. Under the auspices of the ‘FARO’ project, Ezentis will be in charge of dismantling a total of 25 copper plants, as Telefonica seeks to migrate customers to fibre-based services and facilitate the closure of its copper infrastructure.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Telefonica unveiled the FARO scheme in June 2018 and shut down 253 copper exchanges by the end of that year. A further 200 exchanges per year are set to be deactivated in 2019 and 2020.

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