In December 2011, the Calvados departmental council chose operator Tutor to deploy a FTTH network in the department, outside densely populated areas.
Tutor then selected Circet, among other providers, for the designs and deployment of this FTTH network. For an initial phase of four years, 180,000 optical sockets were planned in 288 municipalities.
For Circet, the project started in 2013 with the preliminary studies and field surveys, which were sent on to Circet's design office in Lyon, specialized in local authorities. The civil engineering, wiring and connection works were then carried out with local firms.
Circet opened a branch for this project
In order to fulfil this project for Tutor, Circet set up a branch in the outskirts of Caen, thereby creating 45 jobs, 15 for Circet and 30 for its subcontractors. At the end of 2015, Circet's design office dedicated to this project was relocated from Lyon to Caen. At the beginning of 2016, five plates had already been marketed, seven were pending deployment and three will be at the beginning of 2016.
Presentation of Tutor
Provider chosen by the Departmental Council
The public service concession management method has been adopted for the deployment of the Fibre Calvados network. The concession has been awarded to Tutor SA under a 25-year concession agreement. The local subsidiary Tutor Calvados is responsible for designing and constructing the public Fibre Calvados network owned by the Department, and for marketing it to service operators and access providers. By drawing on the wholesale offer proposed by the public Fibre Calvados network, it is the operators who will propose their retail offers to residential and business customers.
Not dependent on operators who are the clients of the Fibre Calvados network, Tutor is one of the key players in public initiative networks based on fibre optics. By the end of 2015, Tutor had 11 public service concessions on French territory totalling: 5,000 km of fibre network, 3,000 business customers/public sites and more than 100,000 connectable FTTH sockets (for more than 13,000 subscribing customers). At the end of 2016, Tutor WAS BOUGHT OUT BY ITS competitor Covage.