British fixed line incumbent BT has deployed its BT City Fibre Network (BT CFN) in Paris, France and the surrounding suburbs. According to a press release, the fibre-optic network consists of three fibre loops and is designed to deliver theoretical transmission speeds of up to 10Gbps, providing optical, Ethernet, IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and internet services to the majority of business centres in the area. BT France’s manager Jerome Boillot said: ‘Our Paris network…will considerably improve our ability to serve our local customers. They will benefit from excellent connectivity at competitive prices and gain improved access to our market-leading portfolio of networked IT services.’
BT already operates CFN services in 24 cities across six countries in Europe –¬ Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Spain – and in two cities in Latin America, connecting more than 3,000 business locations.