live from the building sites

As part of the New Deal project, teams from Axione’s construction division commissioned the first New Deal radio site, deployed by Axione in the Var department.

What a great achievement for Axione!

The first New Deal site, built and commissioned by teams from the construction division, will be opened for commercial use by leading operator Bouygues Telecom by the end of June in the commune of Pontevès (Var department).

This initial delivery will allow the 4 national operators to provide regional inhabitants with 4G access offers. 

The commissioning of this first 36 metre tall pylon will provide 4G network coverage to around 700 inhabitants. 

Deadlines were very tight but we were able to work during the lockdown. Employees were able to progressively resume activity on this project.

Director of Network Operations for the Southeast of France, Gaëtan Nicolas, and Head of Rollout and Negotiation for the Aix-en-Provence Production Unit, Sébastien Barralon, stress the personal investment and commitment of the ten or so Axione employees that were active in ensuring the project’s successful delivery despite limitations due to the recent crisis

What is the “New Deal Project”?

The New Deal is a large-scale project, jointly developed and operated by the French State and various national mobile network operators, with the aim of providing areas lacking coverage, otherwise known as “black spots”, with 4G. Network operators such as Bouygues Telecom, Orange, SFR, and Free are thus committed to rolling out network coverage in these areas in the coming years.