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Climate change adaptation initiatives put in place by Telecom Italia

05/17/2016 - 10:00 AM

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Climate change creates regulatory, physical, economic and reputational risks at sector, industry and company levels.

Due to climate change weather patterns are changing, leading to extreme weather conditions. Italy in particular, in the past years has experienced in many occasions severe flooding that had a devastating impact on vast areas of land and cities, including the infrastructures.

TI’s network infrastructure, premises and Data Centres are disseminated all over the territory and we consider flooding risk as one of the most relevant possible negative physical events.  The effects would mainly be damage to/loss of property and reduction/disruption of the capacity of providing services to customers.

In order to prevent potential damages, new exchanges are built clear of rivers and water vessels, and in order to guarantee continuity of services the network is planned with a suitable degree of resilience and redundancy.

In Italy the situation of the network infrastructure, in particular in the areas where the hydrogeological risks is high, is continuously monitored via the internal Ci.Pro. (Civil Protection) system, which is based on a continuously updated territory and infrastructure information data base, enabling quick response planning.

Finally, the risk of physical damage to property is managed through an insurance mechanism that takes into consideration the value of the assets in terms of physical structures and equipment as well as the consequences on the service of catastrophic phenomena.

In Brazil changeable weather conditions increasingly give rise to extreme meteorological conditions and TIM Brasil has developed technologies and applications for effective and continuous monitoring, particularly in areas at greatest risk The Company has also invested heavily in advanced infrastructure and technologies, not only to guarantee the continuity and quality of the service offered to customers, but also to improve efficiency and reduce the consumption associated with its operations.