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Fibre in France

Last update 25th February 2014
Some of the documents listed are available only in French

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FttH network regulation : the different areas defined

High-density areas Lower density areas
Outside low-density pockets Inside low-density pockets

For buildings with at least 12 residential or business units or accessible through a visitable sewer network: multi-fibre concentration point at the building entry point

3.2 million premises
Concentration point of 300 single fibre lines, regardless of the size of the building

0.8 million premises
Concentration point of 1,000 single fibre lines, regardless of the size of the building

Exception: a concentration point of 300 lines if the backhaul portion of network is shared

27.7 million premises

* For other buildings (i.e. fewer than 12 units and not accessible via visitable sewer):
- general rule: concentration point of 100 single fibre lines (cabinet)
- special cases (isolated buildings): multi-fibre concentration point (manhole, façade, terminal)

1.5 million premises
* Aim of the present recommendation