The telecommunications company Orange has been ordered by the French government. The company will invest 500 million euros in its long-standing copper cable network.
Orange’s copper network, formerly France Telecom, is showing such signs. fatigue. There are quite a few failure reports, and the company cannot provide the same fiber anywhere.
The guarantee of service restoration within 48 hours no longer meets current expectations. From now on, both Orange users and subscribers of other operators will allocate GSM to their fixed-line phones within 24 hours without paying additional fees.
Today, more than 10 million French households are connected to the Internet via optical fiber. According to data from the regulatory agency Arcep, 10.4 million consumers have chosen fiber optics in 2020 alone, including 3.3 million new users.
According to Arcep’s estimates, France has 30.6 million fixed broadband and very fast subscribers (ADSL/VDLS, fiber and cable).