Following last week's call for a city-wide fiber deployment in Paris by the city's mayor, France Telecom says it will launch a field test of fiber-to-the-home to some of its customers in the city and neighboring suburbs. The telco said the offering would provide users with multiple streams of HD IPTV to several television sets. Last week's news from the Parisian mayor was surprising for the city and its extremely competitive broadband network. Following the mayor's FTTH pep rally, President Jacques Chirac endorsed a France de Fibre, and now France Telecom has taken the mic to announce its plans to fiber up the city. It seems FT's move is a separate venture from the mayor's requested muni-fiber deployment.
For more on FT's fiber plans:
- take a look at this article from Light Reading