Bouygues Telecoms has signed a deal with another infrastructure provider as it looks to deliver FTTH services to its customers.

The operator will use the pure fibre networks of TDF, which also owns 9,500 wireless and broadcasting sites in France.

TDF entered the fibre space last year and said Bouygues is its first customer.

The company is rolling out FTTH as part of a Public Initiative Networks (PIN) agreement - France’s subsidised broadband deployment initiative that seeks to fill the gaps where operators don’t want to invest on their own.

TDF was given the green light earlier this year by two local authorities just outside Paris to connect 200,000 premises.

It is not clear how many premises it is targeting beyond this, but the deal with Bouygues is “nationwide” in scope.

Yves Legrand, EVP Technical Operations at Bouygues Telecom, said: “Bouygues Telecom and TDF have been partners for many years, particularly in mobile phone coverage.

“This new contract highlights one of our ambitions in FTTH, namely to be present in all of France’s less dense areas, thus enabling Bouygues Telecom to achieve its target of 20 million premises marketed by 2022.”

It is the third PIN deal that Bouygyes has signed this year, following ones with Covage last month and Altitude Infrastructure in March.

At the end of June, Bouygues was offering FTTH services to 2.6 million premises and had signed up 171,000 customers.

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