Launched in spring 2013, the French superfast broadband plan aims to provide superfast broadband coverage across the whole country between now and 2022.
Launched in spring 2013, the French superfast broadband plan aims to provide superfast broadband coverage across the whole country between now and 2022. In order to achieve this objective, the plan is prioritising the rolling out of shared fibre optic networks and is mobilising investment of €20 billion over ten years, shared between the state, regional authorities and private operators.
Zones which are not being subsidised by the state, and where public initiative networks are emerging, require increased involvement on the part of local authorities and recourse to appropriate legal tools (concessions, leases, etc.) in order to ensure optimal coverage of the region and compliance with public service stipulations.
These subsidised networks carry a significant risk for local authorities and call for technologies which are subject to competition from other forms of telecommunications. In spite of these challenges, the development of fibre optics is essential to unlocking the regions and enabling everyone, businesses and citizens alike, to participate in economic globalisation.
- In this sector, Espelia deploys its full operational expertise. More specifically, the firm supports local authorities in:
- analysing the functioning of existing services and infrastructure;
- developing and implementing a strategy for modernising or creating infrastructure, according to the needs and the constraints of the region;
- efficiently implementing management projects: contracting operations, creation of public or public/private operators, monitoring and optimisation of the running of facilities