New connection between Switzerland and France
Situation | Problem | Challenges
New fiber optic connection at the border
Five years ago, the project to create a fiber optic link on the border between France and Switzerland near Creux (Vallorbe) began. GAS&COM and the French authorities of the Doubs region met to launch the initiative.
The biggest challenge was to find a suitable point for interconnection near the border crossing. On the Swiss side, a new line had to be built from the nearest point.
On the French side, the entire area had to be equipped with fiber optics to enable international connectivity to Switzerland. Since the border crossing was in public territory, the appropriate permits were required.
Solution and competences
Experience in the international environment
To connect with the French side, we have extended our fiber optic network to the border. We obtained all the necessary approvals from international partners and authorities and agreed on a suitable connection point.
The construction work was successfully coordinated by our Operations department and carried out in cooperation with our local partners. The new route is now active on both sides of the border and first customers are already benefiting from fast 10 Gbps DWDM connections.
Achieved goals for our customer
Needs-oriented and within the shortest time
New route between France and Switzerland
Construction of a new GAS&COM PoP in Pontarlier (France) for the cross-border provision of managed services
Potential to win new customers in the region thanks to new interconnection between Switzerland and France
Shorter latency times
Reduction of running times
Reduction of latency