For many years France has promoted use of fibers in subscriber networks. Services should include several TV channels, data, and videophone as required. From 1980 an all-optical experiment has been conducted In Biarritz where 1500 homes have been cabled for the above services. As a consequence of the good technical results a larger program directed mainly at TV services is under way which will cater to 1,500,000 homes by the end of 1986.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

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