Early this week, Bouygues Telecom, the #3 mobile player in the French market announced that they would be offering triple play FTTB services starting Summer 2010. In 2009, Bouygues Telecom launched their triple-play BBox offering over ADSL over the remnants
Yesterday morning in my snail mail box there was a brochure for the THD92 project. This brochure was distributed as a supplement to the monthly rag we receive from the 92 department. It's essentially propaganda, but when it's propaganda about
French radio France Inter had a show on Optic Fiber yesterday. It's available in streaming format on their website here if you speak French. Interesting show, a little populist on the side, but a couple of interesting things:
- testimonies from
THD92 is a massive local government fiber project in the suburbs close to Paris. I wrote in depth about it back in 2007 when it was announced, but not much happened since then. The pending ruling by the EC didn't
Earlier this week, French regulator ARCEP released the most recent NGA numbers it has collected from the various players in the market. France currently has 50.000 homes subscribing to FTTH services and 180.000 homes subscribing to a HFC cable offer.
According to Jean-Michel Soulier of Covage, a new initiative to make FTTH deployment in France a reality is emerging. Jean-Michel has posted a blog post entitled French Government's €750M for FTTH: is France going to be the next Australia? In