Numericable, Orange and SFR signed an agreement setting out the conditions for sharing fibre optic cables in buildings installed by either of them. The companies agreed to implement a 'single mode' solution in zones where they currently deploy, or soon plan to deploy, their networks. Each residence will be equipped with a special fibre allocated to the operator chosen by the subscriber at the shared access point.
They also agreed to deploy 'multi mode' fibres in the 15th arrondissement of Paris and in a provincial town; a new engineering technique consisting of installing four fibres per residence so that each operator can connect to their network at the shared access point. This agreement is open to all other operators who want to become involved.