Nearly 90% of Paris households covered by FTTH networks

21 Mar 2017

French telecoms operator Orange has revealed that nearly 90% of all households in Paris – equivalent to 1.357 million homes – have been covered by fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, with Orange deploying open-access fibre-optic networks for 67% of those. In terms of take-up, the telco disclosed that 75% of the residential subscribers in Paris are now connected to a FTTH service.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in April 2015 the telco pledged to establish ‘fibered zones’ with 100% fibre-optic coverage in nine cities – Bayonne, Brest, Caen, Lyon, Metz, Montpellier, Nice, Paris and seven municipalities of Lille Metropole (Villeneuve d’Ascq, Marcq-en-Baroeul, Wasquehal, Lezennes, La Madeleine, Lambersart and Mons-en-Baroeul) – by the end of 2016. In all cases, Orange said that fibre-optic cabling had been deployed at street level, with last-mile fibre-optic rollouts ongoing.

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