FTTH (Fibre To The Home) is a fibre-optic network that will replace ADSL technology (copper lines). Connected directly to subscriber households, FTTH provides data speeds between 10 and 100 MB per second. Lab tests have also achieved speeds of up to 2 GB per second.
FTTH was first offered to households in Paris and the Hauts-de-Seine department by telecoms provider Orange in 2006. At the end of 2012, there were 300,000 subscribers in France.
For the deployment of the FTTH network in Metz, SPIE handled:
- research and negotiations for 2 Optic Connection Nodes,
- sizing and placement studies, as well as the location of pull boxes across the entire network,
- pulling and connecting optic cables, cable work in pull boxes,
- optical measurements,
- identification of property management companies,
- routing work,
- connecting telecommunications bays,
- supplying material.