1. MAN 2023: what's new in 2024?

ARCEP has just announced that the MAN implementation schedule is becoming clearer.

  • June 1, 2024: all operators must have deployed MAN on their SIP interconnections (no disconnection of unauthenticated calls at this stage). All operators will provide the planned feedback (traces and volumes) to the MAN platform, so as to be able to communicate consolidated data and monitor the system.
  • October 1, 2024: Cut-off of unauthenticated calls.

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2. 5G fixed: is fibre in jeopardy?

New technologies move fast. Very fast. With the end of copper marketing announced for 2030, could this already be the end of fiber's dominance? Let's take a look at Bouygues Télécom, a forerunner that began testing fixed 5G in 2023. A few months after the launch of the 5G box, Bouygues Telecom is renewing its fixed 5G offer with a new modem. As the first operator to offer this service to the general public, homes without fiber coverage can now benefit from very high broadband speeds in areas covered by 5G.

3. Behind the scenes with infrastructure operators

Work is already well underway, but it comes at a cost. Heavily in debt after its massive rollout, infrastructure operators are undergoing mass buyouts. Is this a good way to meet the challenges of network quality? 

A look back at ARCEP's 2022 barometer.

4. Billing at source

In telephony, billing is no longer based solely on the country of destination. It is now possible to bill according to the caller's number. This is a good way to avoid the many pricing surprises caused by regularly changing rates.

5. Switching from 4G to FTTH: how to get more reliable internet?

The France Très Haut Débit plan promised good broadband for all by the end of 2020, and very high-speed broadband for all by the end of 2022. Today, being deprived of an Internet connection means being cut off from the world. In an increasingly connected world, connectivity is a vital requirement, especially in remote and rural areas. Testimonials from customers who have been without a connection for months have led several operators to rethink their offerings. FTTH boxes with automatic 4G relay. With Netwo, you benefit from a back-up solution if a fixed-line connection encounters a problem.

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6. IoT, smart city and B2B telecoms

With the advent of the smart city, telecoms networks are paving the way for interesting economies of scale. A smart city is a new concept in urban development. The aim is to improve the quality of life of city dwellers while meeting environmental challenges, with the help of new technologies based on an ecosystem of objects and services. The scope of this new way of managing cities includes telecoms. Indeed, the key issue is to bring connectivity to these new needs. Light sensors on lampposts, reduced lighting costs, free Internet access everywhere in the city... Cities are keen on offers that support their ambitions. Find the right fiber and 4G/5G offer and become a major player in these new cities.

7. 8Gb/s fiber or the new

The race for the best user experience is on. SFR and Free already offer fiber speeds of up to 8Gb/s with Wifi 6, while Orange promises similar speeds on FTTH. What are the benefits? Reduced latency, optimized performance for seamless software updates and unprecedented speed.

8. Hybrid cloud

Until recently, telecoms operators only used server rooms or physical datacenters to house their IT equipment, such as servers and storage bays. Designed to guarantee optimal operation of IT systems, these rooms have their drawbacks. The hybrid cloud is being developed to enhance data security and integrity.

More widespread in other sectors, the hybrid cloud is making its way into telecoms. Operators are increasingly turning to a combination of cloud computing , often combining private and public clouds. It's also a good way to save money by relying on shared hardware.

9. Box virtualization

Initially managed on the network by the operator, the boxes on the subscriber's premises are gaining in autonomy. Routers have always been installed on the customer's premises ("Customer Premises Equipment" or CPE), and for some years now we've been hearing about box virtualization. It would seem that we've reached the climax of virtualization, as more and more operators are experimenting with software functions in telecoms networks. The main objective? Gaining in flexibility to optimize throughput management and traffic peaks in particular.

The key benefit? Time-saving maintenance, since updates can be performed remotely, just like any other software update.

Things to remember:

The telecoms sector is promising major advances this year. FromIoT and hybrid cloud to automatic box updates, telecoms are resolutely focused on digitalization. A sign that the Plan Très Haut Débit is on course. The rollout of fiber optics across the country, to ensure that France is fully connected by 2025, also requires the involvement of alternative operators! There's still time to jump on the bandwagon and become a player in tomorrow's telecoms, so contact us!

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