Bouygues targets 20 October for triple-play launch

12 Sep 2008

According to news agency AFP, French cellco Bouygues Telecom will launch commercial triple-play mobile, fixed line and broadband internet services on 20 October. The move comes in the wake of similar launches by rival cellcos Orange and SFR. Exact pricing has not been revealed, although it is widely anticipated that the service will be offered at EUR30 per month, in line with existing triple-play offers in the French market. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Bouygues Telecom first announced plans to launch a nationwide ADSL service in July 2007. Then, on 1 July 2008 Bouygues released a statement that it now owned a national high speed fibre-optic IP network and DSL access network consisting of DSLAMs at 622 unbundled locations, with the proprietory network supplemented by an agreement to access 545 additional unbundled DSL locations courtesy of telco Neuf Cegetel. Bouygues also announced that it had acquired a range of IP-based platforms including VoIP, mail server, multimedia and IP-VPN, enabling it to offer businesses and consumers a range of services including internet access, data transmission, IPTV and IP telephony.

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