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.
Celebrating the 20 000th Customer Connected to the Fiber Optic Network
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.
Some work remains to be done to connect users in areas where optic fiber has been rolled-out.
“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.
A Smoother, Faster and More Reliable Internet
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