Orange plans deployment of FTTH broadband

15 Dec 2006

Orange France has announced its plans for the deployment of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services. The early stage deployment phase will run from 2007 to 2008 with the aim of having 150,000 to 200,000 customers connected by the end of 2008 out of a potential client base of a million. The range of services will include internet access with symmetrical speeds of up to 100Mbps, several high-definition TV and PC channels, and unlimited voice calls. Services will be launched in March 2007 in Paris and several neighbouring regions, before being rolled out from June 2007 to a dozen other cities including Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Poitiers and Toulouse. Orange has been trialling FTTH services throughout 2006 and has already installed 100,000km of fibre, signed agreements with 650 tenant associations, passed 11,500 homes and connected 500 customers.

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