This morning, Free (one of the leading ADSL operator in France with close to 2 millions subscribers) has announced that they will launch FTTH in the first half of 2007. About 10 millions people will be eligible to upgrade to this new offer. Press release is here (in French only)
Here is what you will get :
- 50 Mbit/s *symmetrical* bandwidth (they will upgrade this speed for sure over the next few years, my guess is that they will reach 100 Mbit/s before the end of '08)
- Unlimited free phone calls to land lines in more than 20 countries
- High Def TV channels with PVR functionalities built in the "Freebox" terminal
- Wifi (with the innovative Mimo technology) broadcast all over the house
Al this for just € 29,99 per month !
No doubt that France will remain the front runner in Europe for broadband. All this will benefits the consumers and content owners. Congrats again to Free.