Digitisation, connectivity and social innovation
Tim’s commitment to minimising the negative impacts of creating new networks
[G4-EC7b] The creation of fixed and mobile network infrastructure can cause disruption for local communities (the work needed to lay fibre-optic cables can create noise and traffic). TIM mitigates these negative aspects by using innovative excavation and cable laying techniques, including the digging of micro-trenches instead of the normal ducts and using innovative materials. This leads to an overall reduction in the time required to carry out the work and in traffic disruption, as well as significantly reducing both the environmental impact (lower emissions and less waste for disposal) and social impact (fewer accidents at work).