The OPT-NC Celebrates its 20 000th Customer Connected to the Optic Fiber Network

In early October, technical teams connected their 20 000th customer to the optic fiber network, a particularly noteworthy milestone for the major roll-out program as 2020 draws to a close. Therefore, the OPT-NC decided to celebrate this achievement at the lucky customer’s home on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

The roll-out of fiber optic which started in 2015 is a major and structuring project for New Caledonia. The program which aims to transition every customer from copper to fiber without additional cost for users is making progress.

 

Despite a challenging year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the work undertaken by internal, commercial and technical teams led to the 20 000th customer being connected to optic fiber in early October.

 

Miss Clotilde, a nurse at the Médipôle, is the 20 000th customer connected to this technology which meet her needs   as a user. Yoann LECOURIEUX, Chairman of the OPT-NC’s Board, Philippe GERVOLINO, Acting General Manager and Thierry ROSA, Head of the Optic Fiber Project visited the customer’s home in the Haut Magenta / Portes de Fer suburb.

Remise du lot à la 20000e cliente fibrée
Yoann Lecourieux, Chairman of the OPT-NC’s Board and Philippe Gervolino, Acting General Manager, presenting the gift to the 20 000th customer connected to the optic fiber network.

 

Some work remains to be done to connect users in areas where optic fiber has been rolled-out.

Thierry ROSA directeur du projet raccordement et abonnés FTTH

“The setting up of optic fiber went well. Teams from the OPT-NC contacted me to setup an appointment and their explanations were very clear” explains Clotilde. “I have noticed an improvement went I am connected to Netflix, it is much faster, I am delighted,” she concludes.

Today’s event is made all the more symbolic by the fact that the Haut Magenta / Portes de Fer suburb was one of the first platforms opened to fiber optic underlines Thierry Rosa, Head of the OPT-NC’s Fiber Project. “It demonstrates that there is still work to be done in areas where optic fiber has already been rolled-out.”

It is worth noting that the building in which the customer resides is new and that for the OPT-NC decided three years ago that any new residential or office building would be equipped with high-speed optic fiber lines, even if they are situated in an area where fiber optic has not been rolled-out yet.

Lionel Dorge, technicien au CPMC, devant un camion fibre optique
Lionel DORGE, a Technician from the OPT-NC’s Customer Production and Maintenance Center set up optic fiber at the customer’s home.

 

By connecting everyone to the optic fiber network for free,*  The OPT-NC provides individuals and professionals with a technology that meets their current and future needs.

 

*Excluding connections requiring exceptional work and possible ISP fees