Iliad : Free Fiber now available on the Yvelines Fibre network
06/08/2021 | 03:29am EDT
Paris, June 8, 2021
Free Fiber is now available to the homes covered by the Yvelines Fibre network operated by TDF.
Free's arrival on this new network further demonstrates its commitment to the rollout of fiber throughout France in line with its aim of having a presence on the networks deployed in local communities.
Through the Yvelines Fibre network, Free is now offering its Fiber services to 50,000 homes in the following 85 municipalities:
Guitrancourt,Chaufour-lès-Bonnières,Saint-Illiers-le-Bois,Cravent, La Villeneuve-en-Chevrie, Mondreville, Vicq, Moisson, Boinville-en-Mantois,Saint-Illiers-la-
Ville, Montalet-le-Bois, Perdreauville, Herbeville, Grandchamp, La Hauteville, Dannemarie, Ménerville, Favrieux, Saint-Lambert,Flins-Neuve-Eglise and Le Tertre-Saint-Denis.
In three months' time, Free Fiber will be available for all of the 84,000 homes already covered by Yvelines Fibre.
In addition to its presence on the Yvelines Fibre network, Free's Fiber offerings are already available to 616,000 homes in the very densely populated areas and AMII1 areas of the Yvelines region.
At the end of the summer, therefore, Free Fiber will be available to 700,000 homes in the Yvelines.
In all of these areas, businesses covered by the FTTH networks and interested in Fiber are eligible for the Free Pro offer.
Free's partnership with the Yvelines Fibre network illustrates its aim of offering fiber services throughout France and being able to propose a fiber plan to French consumers through the Freebox Pop (€29.99/month for 12 months and then €39.99/month).
Additionally, Free is the only operator in France to offer 10G-EPON fiber technology2 (subject to the subscriber having a compatible plan and Freebox).
As from today, people living in the Yvelines region can check their eligibility and subscribe for Free Fiber at www.free.fr, on 1033 (a freephone number dedicated to Free Fiber), or in the Free stores in Parly 2, Vélizy 2, Flins, Plaisir, Montesson and Les Ulis.
AMII areas: medium-populated areas of France in which fiber networks are rolled out using private funds, following calls for expressions of investment intentions ("appels à manifestation d'intentions d'investissement"). 2 10G-EPON fiber technology: maximum theoretical speeds of 8 Gbps download and 700 Mbps upload, subject to use of compatible devices.
Free - an iliad Group subsidiary - is the inventor of the Freebox, the first multiservice box on ADSL. Free is behind numerous innovations in the Broadband and Ultra-Fast Broadband access segment. Since January 2012, Free has brought mobile phone usage within everyone's reach with straightforward offerings at very attractive prices. As at March 31, 2021, Free had over 20 million subscribers in France (6.8 million Broadband and Ultra-Fast Broadband subscribers and 13.4 million mobile subscribers). On May 29, 2018, the Group launched its mobile network in Italy under the iliad brand, becoming the country's fourth mobile operator, and had over 7.5 million subscribers at March 31, 2021. With the acquisition of Play, the leading mobile network operator in Poland, it has become the sixth-largest mobile operator in Europe by number of subscribers (excluding M2M).
Following a call for expressions of investment commitments (Appel à Manifestation d'Engagement d'Investir, or AMEI) launched by the Yvelines regional authorities in 2017, TDF was entrusted with rolling out, operating and marketing the FTTH network in the region's non-densely populated areas. TDF has been a major French player in audiovisual broadcasting and regional digital development for forty years.
The fiber network rolled out in the Yvelines' rural areas is in line with the regional authorities' digital development plan aimed at combining public and private initiatives in order to provide all homes and businesses in the region with Ultra- Fast Broadband by 2021 using FTTH technology.
Fiber offer subject to conditions, eligibility and actual connection of the subscriber's home. See free.fr for full terms and conditions and eligibility. Connectible FTTH socket: a socket for which the link between the shared access point and the optical splitter has been put in place by the building operator, which the Group can access in accordance with its co-financing commitments, and for which the connection to the Group's network has been completed or is in progress.
Start-up fee: €49. Termination fee: €49.
1033: freephone number (access & call), France only.
Freebox ADSL unbundled subscribers eligible for Free Fiber will be contacted by Free with a proposal to migrate their offer, which will be carried out by a technician in their home. The fiber installation is provided at no cost to the subscriber.