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FPS Towers and APRR Sign Partnership

Following a call for tenders, APRR and FPS Towers have announced that they have signed a 15-year partnership agreement for the management of the 300 radio communications sites along the 2,300 km of motorways operated by APRR.

Under this agreement with FPS Towers, recognised as a specialist in the operation and leasing of telecommunications high points, APRR aims to contribute to improving mobile coverage throughout its motorway network as well as the development of related services.

With a total of nearly 2,500 pylons and 20,000 high points in urban areas, FPS Towers is expanding its operations across all of France through this partnership.

About APRR

APRR, a subsidiary of Eiffage, is Europe’s fourth largest motorway company and operates a 2,276 km motorway network together with its Rhône-Alpes subsidiary AREA. Among the major European routes covered by this network are the Paris–Lyon axis, motorways linking Burgundy with Northern Europe, and motorways across the Rhône-Alpes region and the centre of France. APRR has 3,700 employees and generated revenue of €2.149 billion in 2014.

About FPS Towers

Founded in late 2012 with the purchase of a group of 2,000 pylons, FPS Towers has become the leading telecommunications hosting company in both rural and urban areas of France.

Over the last three years, FPS Towers has seen average annual revenue growth of more than 40% and has multiplied its deployment of high points tenfold.

At its installations, FPS Towers serves all four French mobile operators, public service telecommunications networks and IoT networks.

Press contact APRR:

Claudine Rolland

Tel.: +33 (0)4 26 68 45 52
claudine.rolland@aprr.fr

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Partnership Between FPS Towers and FNAIM

FPS Towers is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the Grand Paris regional chamber of FNAIM, the French national federation of real estate professionals.

By joining the Club des Partenaires of FNAIM Grand Paris, FPS Towers is opening up new opportunities for exchanges and communication in the real estate sector.

Apart from privileged access to the Club’s 2,000 members in the Paris region, FPS Towers will take part in condominium and real estate trade shows this year alongside FNAIM.

Consolidating its position as a crucial player in infrastructure management for the telecommunications market, FPS Towers is delighted with this new partnership, certain to allow it to significantly expand its reach, particularly among all stakeholders in the real estate sector.

Arteria and FPS Towers Sign Partnership

Arteria, a subsidiary of RTE, and FPS Towers, the French telecommunications hosting company, have signed a partnership agreement to optimise revenue from RTE’s 76,000 electricity pylons, making it possible for them to be fitted with telecommunications equipment.

Arteria is providing its technical solutions and offering the benefit of its experience acquired with electricity infrastructure operators.

FPS Towers is bringing its knowledge of operator requirements and constraints in order to propose turnkey deployment solutions as well as its track record of success with the 2,000 construction or redevelopment projects for pylon sites it carries out annually on behalf of its customers.

Arteria and FPS Towers aim to satisfy the deployment constraints of telecommunications operators in a proactive and cost-effective manner and to offer efficient solutions to expand mobile coverage, thus helping to develop digital access throughout France.

About Arteria

Arteria, a subsidiary of RTE, is a public operator and a major player in developing digital access throughout France. Boasting 22,000 km of fibre optic cables deployed along RTE’s high-voltage power lines, Arteria is also active in the area of public initiative networks (PINs), proposing solutions to expand the reach of fibre optic networks, with the aim of making very high-speed broadband more widely available, and for high points, covering pylon sites across France, in order to carry and host radio communications equipment.

Arteria also provides telecommunications link capacities and hosting solutions for installations involving information and communications technologies.

About FPS Towers

A telecommunications hosting company founded in 2012, currently the owner of 2,450 pylons and the lease manager for 20,000 rooftops, to which are now added 76,000 electricity pylons, FPS Towers serves all types of telecommunications networks: mobile operators, IoT networks, networks operated by local authorities or public bodies, private networks.

FPS Towers has seen particularly strong growth in Europe since its creation (more than 40% each year), which has helped it reach €70 million in revenue in just three years, with a workforce increasing from three to 100 employees over the same period.

Press contact Arteria:

Emmanuel Thiolon

Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 24 80 97
emmanuel.thiolon@arteria.fr

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FPS Towers Named “Most Innovative Towerco of the Year”

At the inaugural 2016 TowerXchange Industry Awards, FPS Towers was named “Most Innovative Towerco of the Year” by a panel of expert judges brought together in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The panel, chaired by Chuck Green, Chairman of Helios Towers Africa, specifically commended FPS Towers for having pioneered the development of alternative sites in France.

FPS Towers’ many successes with a range of sites, including rooftops, water towers, motorway pylons, and high-voltage transmission towers and poles, have thus been recognised on the international level.

FPS Towers joins American Tower Corporation, world leader in towercos

Four years after its creation, FPS Towers joins ATC, world leader of towercos.

This new stage will allow FPS Towers to accompany our customers in the long term in their projects to deploy and invest in their mobile and fixed networks.

This support can extend beyond metropolitan France to the international activities of the French mobile operators.

The integration into the ATC Group will allow FPS Towers to offer its customers product innovations developed by ATC Group which require increased levels of technical, legal and financial support.

The FPS Towers team will continue to help our clients reach the height of their ambitions.

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ATC France Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ATC France is proud to announce that we have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for hosting telecom equipment and commercializing high points. Certification was completed by Socotec Certification France after an audit from January to May 2017.

ISO 9001:2015 is the world's most widely recognized quality management standard and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, ATC France engaged in a rigorous audit of our business processes as well as our product quality environments.

The ISO 9001:2015 Quality management standard provides a framework to guide and govern all aspects of our operations and ensures consistent standards in the product and services provided to clients. This includes providing the framework for an ongoing process as we perform audits to ensure compliance and to assess initiatives for continued improvement.

Certification provides further confidence to our clients that ATC France is dedicated to maintaining the highest efficiency, quality and responsiveness to ensure client satisfaction.

Loxel renews its partnership with Poste Immo

Poste Immo, a subsidiary of the La Poste Group, and Loxel, a subsidiary of FPS Towers/ATC France, have signed a partnership agreement to enhance the value of the 11,300 office buildings, industrial and commercial properties of the La Poste Group across France.

Régine Amourdom, director of Loxel, said that this agreement is "the culmination of several months of teamwork in collaboration with Poste Immo, who have renewed their confidence in Loxel."

Poste Immo helps the divisions of the La Poste Group (Services-Courier-Colis, Geopost, La Poste Network, La Banque Postale and Numérique) to implement their building projects and reduce their costs by adapting their real estate portfolio to market needs, economic constraints and urban development.

Loxel offers a support and consultancy service to manage the hosting of telecommunications equipment, from the "project" stage to signing the agreement with the mobile operator. Loxel also manages inspections and compliance audits of existing sites, as well as development of existing sites.

Poste Immo and Loxel will provide cost efficient solutions to the telecom operators' deployment constraints, and offer effective solutions for expanding mobile coverage while doing their part to contribute to the digital development of France.

Welcome to ATC France, formerly FPS Towers

We are excited to announce that FPS Towers has joined American Tower Corporation, a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate with ~150,000 sites around the world.

As your partner in telecom hosting, ATC France thanks you for your continued trust and we remain at your service to help reach your goals.

Paris Habitat OPH Awards Technical Assistance Contract to Loxel

Paris Habitat OPH has awarded Loxel, a subsidiary of ATC France, its technical assistance contract for mobile radio installations.

Paris Habitat OPH is the largest public housing company in Paris with more than 123,000 housing units and a major presence in public housing in the Paris region. Loxel offers a support and consultancy service to manage the hosting of telecommunications equipment, from the "project" stage to signing the agreement with the mobile operator.

The whole team is proud of this achievement and Paris Habitat OPH’s continued confidence in LOXEL.

Introducing Paris2connect, the First Shared Digital Urban Infrastructure Project in Paris

ATC France is leading a consortium of seven public and private partners through their Paris2connect project, which will demonstrate how shared digital urban infrastructure can meet exponential demand in connectivity for 5G devices, smart city services and autonomous vehicles.

Paris2connect was selected by the City of Paris as one of 15 pilot projects for the Urban Innovation District located in Paris’ Rive Gauche neighborhood. This is an important initiative for the city as it prepares for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The ATC France team will coordinate the deployment of shared digital infrastructure in collaboration with:

  • RATP (the Paris transit authority)
  • Nokia (telecom supplier)
  • Audiospot (smart mobility and accessibility)
  • Aximum (security and road traffic management)
  • Parking Map (smart parking solutions)
  • Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)

These partners will work together to deploy their innovative solutions and to develop new use cases and services to address the challenges of future sustainable and smart cities. Consortium members will also work closely with the City of Paris to share their expertise with a unified and integrated approach.

Paris2connect plans to begin installations in January 2019, gather data and feedback over the next 6-12 months, and then roll out the most suitable solutions on a larger scale.

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