Bouygues Telecom is using a new weapon to seduce business: edge computing. This Friday, May 13, the operator is launching its first cloud offering “on the outskirts”, in ten French cities (Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Dijon, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Rouen, Nice, Douai, Toulouse). It is offered by Bouygues Telecom Entreprises and relies on local data centers that the company has invested in with Spain’s Cellnex.
These data centers and edge computing offerings enable customers (SMBs, ETI, large customers, local governments) to use cloud infrastructures close to where data is produced. This reduces latency and thus allows new applications, for example, to work remotely in real time. “We can assure our customers that their servers will be less than 300 km away, which corresponds to 3 milliseconds at the speed of light in fiber,” explains operator Les Echos.
Double your market share
“Today we are responding to a request from companies, whether private or public, to be able to use the “local cloud” in complete security,” says Benoît Torloting, CEO of Bouygues Telecom, in a press release. Bouygues Telecom Entreprises plans to double the number of these regional data centers within three years.
The operator wants to expand into the business telecommunications market dominated by Orange, doubling its market share by 2026. To do this, he acquired two operators, Keyyo and Nerim. Bouygues Telecom entered the cloud market in 2021 with the creation of a new structure called Bouygues Telecom Entreprises OnCloud.