France’s leading alternative fiber operator – reached the milestone of 5 million fiber subscribers. This performance is the result of Free’s ambitious strategy of investing in its network and innovating, combined with the quality of its sales offerings and the daily mobilization of its 3,600 employees dedicated to fiber. Free is France’s leading fiber operator in terms of take-up rate, with 70% of its fixed-line subscribers connected to fiber*.
More than 23,400 municipalities covered by Free
Free is a major player in regional rollouts, co-financing their deployment and working committed with local authorities. Free is a partner of almost all the country’s Public Initiative Networks (PINs) , enabling it to provide fiber coverage to more than 23,400 municipalities, with over 33 million connectible sockets.
Free – France’s operator that invests the most in fiber
With over €10 billion worth of cumulative investment in fiber , and more than 40% of its Fixed-line revenue invested in Fiber over the past few years, Free is France’s operator that invests the most in fiber** .
3,600 Free employees dedicated to fiber
Free’s successful development of fiber is thanks to the incredible mobilization of its fiber teams. Every day, 12,000 technicians including 3,600 Free employees , move into action to connect up our subscribers.
Free has set up a special organization and training processes whose standards are among the highest in its industry to train not only our own technicians but also those of our partner contractors. For example, over the past few years we have set up two training centers specifically for fiber. To date, Free has trained more than 10,000 technicians and supervisors since launching fiber.