BT extends city fiber to Paris

BT is pushing its overseas fiber network into its 25th European city, with the launch of a consumer service in Paris, France.
The UK incumbent’s French network comprises ten data centers connected by three fiber loops, covers most Parisian business districts, and offers data rates up to 10-Gbps. It adds to existing city networks in Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland, and a pair in Latin America, and will offer optical, Ethernet, MPLS IP VPN, and internet services.
Jérôme Boillot, country manager, BT France, says the Paris network “opens a new chapter” in the company’s development in France, and that the telco is targeting “global multinationals with operations in Paris, and French multinationals headquartered here.”