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The use of optical fiber is pulling France towards a much higher speed

The use of optical fiber is pulling France towards a much higher speed

Earlier this year the French Internet quietly moved into a gear. A small majority (51%) of the 30.9 million fixed internet subscriptions in France in the first quarter of 2021 are very fast, According to the latest published statistics Thursday 1There is July (Arcep) by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts. They represented only 17% of this total at the beginning of 2016.

This rapid growth is basically the result of the use of fiber in the region. Of the 15.7 million high-speed subscriptions registered in the country at the beginning of 2021, 11.4 final to final fiber lines (or Home fiber, FTTH), Which in principle benefits from better connection speeds. Despite the health crisis, operators hired new customers for Fiber throughout 2020, with nearly a million additional subscriptions every three months.

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Due to the massive investments of operators and public authorities, high-speed broadband offerings have grown strongly in France in recent years. Launched in 2013, the “High Speed ​​France” project has been awarded an envelope of nearly ில்லியன் 20 billion over ten years to boost the sector. This quickly translates into facts: thus increasing the number of end-to-end fiber-eligible premises from 5.9 million in 2016 to 25.6 million at the beginning of 2021. Contacts with cable termination coaxial, while providing a lower level of performance, began to reduce (- 16.5% per year).

This quick sorting of fiber is not always smooth: 20% to 30% of new connections fail

“These figures reflect the French appetite for broadband.”, Welcomes Lore de la Rowdy, President of the Archbishop. Various prisons and the rise of teleworking may have argued in favor of very high speeds, which are especially comforting to attend video conferencing or to convert large files.

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However, this rapid deployment of fiber is not always smooth: 20% to 30% of new connections fail. These can be issues related to meeting the technicians responsible for the final connection (calendar error, bad address, etc.), but also technical issues, especially in the fiber installation.

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