Orange strengthens its coverage in less-dense areas: Orange’s fibre offers soon available on all Public Initiative Networks in France
Orange’s fibre offers are already available for 12 million homes and business premises. Orange has decided to go even further and will soon be offering its services as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) on all Public Initiative Networks (PIN) deployed in France, irrespective of the infrastructure operator which deployed the network.
Through this decision, all residents and professionals living in areas covered by Public Initiative Networks, deployed by Orange or by third-party operators, will progressively be able to take advantage of Orange’s fibre offers. Orange’s fibre offers are already available to over 500,000 homes and business premises in PIN areas. This will increase to nearly three million eligible connections by the end of 2019.
In doing so, Orange will be able to offer its solutions to a much wider public, in both rural and urban areas. Wherever fibre optic networks are deployed, customers will be able to choose Orange’s commercial offers to connect to the Internet.
Orange is the leading fibre optics operator in France. Orange's teams are fully mobilised across France to accelerate the expansion of Very High-Speed Broadband. Orange’s teams are making progress every day in close cooperation with regional stakeholders to support their projects.
“With this decision, we are demonstrating our commitment to fibre deployment, as well as our desire to support our customers and the public authorities. It also illustrates our enduring commitment to closing the digital divide. Residents and businesses in small towns and rural areas will be the first to benefit from this acceleration plan. Thanks to this plan, two million people living in PIN areas where fibre has been deployed by third parties will soon be able to access "La Fibre Orange" offers by the end of 2019," says Fabienne Dulac, Deputy CEO and CEO of Orange France.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018 and 148,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 88,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 268 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 209 million mobile customers and 21million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.
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