Orange is preparing to remove a number of fixed lines in some Breton municipalities and le-de-France. But that doesn’t mean your landline will stop working.
In recent years, mobile telephony has largely been democratized, replacing the good old landline telephone in the ranks of technological antiquity. The switched telephone network technology — or PSTN — used by fixed telephones since the 1970s is no longer really on the agenda, according to Orange, which intends to modernize its network.
However, this does not mean that your landline will stop working overnight. If some households have decided to unplug their old handsets, others are still relying on it. Orange wants to put PSTN technology on the back burner to drive adoption of IP technology, so that Internet Protocol.
This protocol has become a worldwide standard and promises more reliable communication. Yet this requires adding a box between the telephone wall socket and the telephone and … an internet connection.
Which municipalities are affected on October 15th?
This change in technology will gradually start from October 15. On that date, the RTC will be closed and give way to the new IP protocol in le-de-France in six municipalities in South Finistre (Concarneau, Rospordon, Melgauen, Elliot, Saint-Yavi and Tour) as well as in Osney. If you live in one of these municipalities, you should contact your operator to have your equipment checked and to avoid any interruptions in service.