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Numericable passes five million high-speed homes

French cable operator Numericable has passed five million home with its fibre-based very high-speed internet network and now accounts for three quarters of French very high-speed connections, according to figures compiled by telecom regulator ARCEP.

Numericable now offers very high-speed services to five million homes and has confirmed its objective to pass 8.5 million by 2016.

Numericable serves 1.353 million of France’s 1.845 million very high-speed subscribers.

The cable operator has said it will hire 200 new network architects, project chiefs, sales engineers and other staff to take its deployment forwards.