BT launches City Fibre Network across Paris and its suburbs

BT has extended its business and services in France with the launch of the superfast BT City Fibre Network (BT CFN) connecting Paris and its suburbs.

The new network consists of three fibre loops which interconnect ten data centres and covers the majority of business centres across Paris, as well as the wider area.

The technology is designed to offer cost effective multiservice access across BT's Connect services includes its optical, Ethernet, VPN and broadband, providing speeds up to multiple 10Gbps. The availability of CFN services is guaranteed 24/7 with service level agreements.

"Our Paris network opens a new chapter in BT's development in France and will considerably improve our ability to serve our local customers, saod Jérôme Boillot, country manager of BT France.

"They will benefit from excellent connectivity at competitive prices and gain improved access to our market-leading portfolio of networked IT services. This is another step for BT France to become the network service provider of choice for global multinationals with operations in Paris and French multinationals headquartered here."

BT currently operates CFN services in 24 cities across six countries in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Spain) as well as two cities in Latin America. The networks connect over 3,000 business locations and telehousing centres.

BT employs 2,000 people and serves 400 clients in France. 90 per cent of France's CAC 40 companies are BT clients, including major French banks, utilities and industrial companies.

The telecoms firm also operates three data centres, a network operations centre and a security operations centre in the country.