Kosc Telecom Introduces Wholesale Fiber Service in France

Kosc Telecom has introduced a flexible wholesale fiber offering in France, enabling B2B carriers to offer adapted fiber-based solutions to enterprise customers of any size or budget. Kosc Telecom now has intermediate offerings available for customers who previously couldn’t afford fiber.

The company began accepting orders for its best effort fiber services in April. In July Kosc will also launch E-Access Fibre, a complementary solution to its Best Effort Fibre offering. Best Effort Fibre already provides bandwidth at up to 1 Gbps for downloads and 250 Mbps for uploads. E-Access Fibre will ensure guaranteed symmetrical bandwidth. Being MEF standards compliant, it is ideal for providing local access to international carriers who have connectivity needs in France.

“As a driver on the wholesale telecom market, our ambition is to pave the way for fibre migration for business premises located in France,” stated Antoine Fournier, CEO at Kosc Telecom.

Kosc Telecom has implemented a Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) model with an e-portal that can be accessed through through Web Services (via Extranet and APIs). This solution gives customers full control over back office administration for all of Kosc’s broadband and fiber services. Customers can check eligibility, place, follow and modify orders, perform service diagnostics and access customer service over a single user interface.

“We offer to the wholesale business market innovative services that are reliable, traceable, automated and transparent and above all, easy to use,” Fournier added.

Kosc Telecom has built a state-of-the-art broadband and fibre optic network that currently stretches over 20,000 km (about 12,500 miles), covering all of mainland France. To date, over 180 cities have been connected, including major hubs like Paris and Marseille as well as smaller cities such as La Rochelle and Annecy. Last July, Kosc Telecom signed a long-term co-investment agreement with Orange to fund a nationwide local fiber loop system. Now, Kosc’s coverage includes 7.6 million fiber plugs, representing 80 percent of the nation’s available plugs.

Kosc’s infrastructure has received substantial funding, which has been used to update its equipment. The first major investment was the FSP 3000 from ADVA Optica-ln Networking which provides customers with up to 16 Tbps of fiber connectivity. Kosc has also deployed MEF Certified 7750 SR Routers from Nokia which enables the company to collect, aggregate and transport Ethernet services at 100 Gbps.