David Daroussin, director of the LOTIM Télécom and THD42 Exploitation public service concessions, is in charge of handling 1st generation public initiative networks and FTTH in the Loire department.

1) How does Axione provide added value to regions?

Axione provides the same superfast broadband services to people who live in rural areas as those available to people living in cities. This helps to improve users’ quality of life by positively impacting their daily habits and bridging the digital divide.

Axione’s rollout of fibre optic internet also makes it possible to bolster a region’s competitiveness and performance by providing digital development solutions. Our teams have complete command of the entire value chain, from design through to network construction, marketing, operation, and maintenance. Axione can therefore easily handle all kinds of projects thanks to its diverse internal skillset, as well as providing support to communities in the long term.

2) How does Axione contribute to changes in usage patterns?

Axione supports communities and businesses in the creation and operation of digital infrastructures that enable access to high added value connected services. The aim is to advocate new digital usage patterns throughout a region.

Where there’s readily available fibre internet, there’s a desire for innovation and therefore for access to better services. Access to fibre makes dreams come true! People are now gaining access to technology that seemed far out of reach just a few years ago.

Where digital networks were previously difficult to access or of mediocre quality, it is now possible to access the many benefits of a high speed connection, including working from home, digitized administrative procedures, interactive private tutoring, remote training, and even virtual tours.

3) What opportunities lie ahead?

Network security, different service types, and growing needs for increased speed all represent regional development opportunities, which we can provide support for.

Building sustainable and evolving infrastructures establishes us as a key player in the digital transition, and means we can be active and responsive from design through maintenance. We are currently working with regions to further secure networks by doubling data collection links at optical connection nodes (OCN), which allows for service continuity via another access point in case of an outage.

Fibre also provides a wide range of possibilities for regions; it provides a framework for innovation, allowing for the development of new services such as telemedicine, home automation, smart regions, etc. These sectors are currently experiencing major growth, and will require optimum connectivity in the future. Axione will be fully equipped to support these needs thanks to the scalability of its wired network infrastructures. Over time, copper wire telephone network-based xDSL technology will be replaced by fibre, ensuring optimum upgradeability for many years to come.