This old hotel of Font-Romeu, built at the beginning of the 20th century with an atypical architecture welcomed tourists and public personalities of the time. Despite being over a century old, this magnificent building remains a source of pride for the region, as its facades, roof and stairwell have been listed as a historical monument for almost 35 years. The challenge for Axione’s construction teams in Prades was therefore to connect the building while preserving its architectural uniqueness.  

Our 9 employees involved in the project carried out the deployment in May 2022, in order to intervene during one of the quietest periods of the year. Moreover, the work was carried out in record time, since in just 3 days our teams installed the network and the 200 FTTH outlets required for proper operation.

The configuration of the structure required a vertical deployment of the fiber, which consists of raising the optical fiber in the structure and installing a box every 2 or 3 floors, which will be used to ensure the link between the pooling point and the many homes.

We are very pleased to have been able to complete this project. Our teams were able to demonstrate their professionalism by working on a building with such a unique architectural feature.

Antoine PICHOURON, Production Manager

Converted into a residential building in the 1970s, this structure is located in a tourist area that attracts many visitors each year, particularly during the winter season. With more than 500,000 ski days accumulated at its largest ski resort for the 2021-2020 season (La Tribune Occitanie-Montpellier), the town of Font-Romeu has indeed become a tourist reference in the region.

Thus, by combining attractiveness and comfort, fiber optics represented an asset for this residence and its apartments welcoming hundreds of holidaymakers every year. The access to an efficient network allows the holiday makers to take advantage of the connection services in their main or secondary residence

This project required to intervene at a quiet period of the year with limited time to avoid disrupting the tourist activity. This is why, in only 3 days, our technicians deployed the optical fiber, thus allowing its activation before the strong tourist period.

Romain BUSCAIL, CFTTH Works Manager Axione

This project attests once again to the professionalism of our teams, especially when the site imposes a technical requirement due to its unique character and the need to preserve the architecture.