Numericable’s fibre base tops one million

29 Aug 2007

French cableco Numericable, the united brand name of the formerly separate cable networks of Noos, UPC France, France Telecom Cable, NC Numericable and TDF Cable, has announced one million households signed up to its triple-play services via its fibre-optic networks, and expects to double this to two million by end-2007. The company is looking to position itself as a key player in the national market and is looking to invest EUR4 billion (USD5.4 billion) on its fibre networks between 2005 and 2010. Numericable also intends to establish itself as a quadruple-play provider, and is planning to launch a MVNO service in early 2008 through a network sharing deal with Bouygues Telecom. Numericable claims a total of 3.4 million TV subscribers, 700,000 internet services and 450,000 customers taking its voice telephony service.

France, Altice France (SFR)