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Aperezo #64 : registration opening

on Friday, 26 November 2021 Posted in News Rezopole

Aperezo #64 : registration opening

France-IX Lyon and Terralpha are pleased to invite you to the 64th edition of the Aperezo.

Meet on Thursday 16h December at Hôtel Mercure Lyon Centre Château Perrache, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.

Attention: the number of places being extremley limited, registration is MANDATORY. For organizational and security reasons, any person not in possession of a nominative registration confirmation * will be refused access to the event.

* Confirmation by name subsequently sent by e-mail.


By registering, you agree, if you appear on the photos taken during the event, that they be published on our site and ours social networks.



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In order to welcome you in the best sanitary conditions, the entire France-IX Lyon team is kept informed of the measures and recommendations of the public authorities.

In order to access the event, participants must present one of the three following proofs constituting the "health pass":
    - Vaccination certification (complete scheme)
    - PCR / antigenic test less than 24 hours old
    - Positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of the Covid-19 dating back at least 15 days and less than 6 months
NB: Self-tests are not accepted.



About our sponsor

"Terralpha, a subsidiary of SNCF Réseau, operates a fibre optic network covering more than 20,000 km and 3,000 stations in France along the railways. Our Express network, operational from January 2022 in Lyon, covers the main cities in France and reduces latencies by 20% to 40% compared to the best current latencies. Our Omnibus network will bring Ultra Broadband to territories in more than 100 cities by 2022. Our European equipment installed on our sovereign fibres offers the first European trusted digital transport service."


Practical information
  • Address : 12 cours de Verdun Rambaud - Esplanade de la gare 69002 Lyon
  • Access map
  • Schedule from 6.30 pm to 10 pm





Terralpha lights 20,000 km of new fibre in France

on Friday, 25 June 2021 Posted in Archives Rezopole

Terralpha lights 20,000 km of new fibre in France

SNCF Réseau's new subsidiary, Terralpha, has arrived to market the bandwidth offered by the more than 20,000 km of fibre that snake through mainland France under the train tracks. As the fibres are pulled from town to town, they do not suffer from the slowdowns caused by the connections that operators put on each branch line.

In addition, this fibre network provides a national alternative to the network of the four major operators. The 2,000 alternative operators will now be able to interconnect a head office in Lille with its branch in Marseille, without having to wait for weeks for authorisation, without having to pay the high price imposed by their national competitor. And, above all, with better latency.


These more than 20,000 kilometres of fibre were already available for hire. But it was a case-by-case process: Since SNCF Réseau only provides 100 Gbit/s links, it was up to its customer to install a router at each end to carry its traffic. And apart from the major operators, no one knew how to install a router on these fibres.


To connect, Terralpha chose to partner with the Telehouse chain of colocation data centres. "Our strategy is to be present in the telecom marketplaces. That is to say, in the rooms reserved for the interconnections of operators in the data centres. The most important ones are on the TH2 campus of Telehouse in Paris, which brings together 300 telecom operators," argues Gabriel Chenevoy, Terralpha's CEO.

Especially since TH2 has a state-of-the-art computer system that monitors the 50,000 fibres running through its operator rooms one by one. The curvature and path of each fibre would be carefully studied.


Apart from Orange and SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Iliad are also starting to sell bandwidth on their national networks to alternative operators. Kosc was previously the only independent infrastructure operator through which local providers could offer national connectivity to their customers. It is therefore the one that Terralpha is now competing with. After financial setbacks, Kosc was finally bought out a year ago by Altitude Infrastructure, an ex-alternative operator that has refocused its activity on fibre installation.

Although Altitude Infrastructure enjoys a good image with local authorities, its challenge remains to link together fibre segments scattered over the territory. This is where Terralpha claims to have a head start.



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Source : Le Mag IT





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