As a trusted partner to many local communities, ATC France will attend the upcoming “Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales” (Mayors and Local Authorities Expo) on November 20, 21 and 22 at Paris Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 3, Stand B36.
The future of local communities depends on access to high-speed data. ATC France works to improve citizens’ lives with improved connectivity and a new source of revenue to finance local development projects.
Laurent Benet, Director of Strategy & Innovation at ATC France, will discuss the opportunities of shared telecommunications infrastructure to support the future services of Smart Cities in a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, November 21 at 10am, Pavillon 3, Room 32.
ATC France will be back at the “Salon de la Copropriété” (Condo and Co-ops Expo) on November 21 and 22 at Paris Porte de Versailles in the “FNAIM Village” exhibition area. Come visit us to discuss how our offers can meet your needs, and discover what your rooftops are worth!
Anne Le Cadre, Real Estate Department Manager at ATC France, will discuss financing options for landlords in a roundtable discussion at 2:30pm on Wednesday, November 21 in the “Espace Agora”.
October 8, 2018
From October 9 to 11, ATC France and its subsidiary Loxel will take part in the 78th annual convention of the French social housing association, Union Social pour l’Habitat (USH). Visit us at Hall 3, Stand D54 to learn about our rooftop value-enhancing offers with individually tailored support from a team of real estate professionals.
June 7, 2018
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.
March 15th - ATC France presents the Eiffel Tower Vertical Race 2018
Live on YouTube on March 15th at 8pm Paris time ! ATC France has been a sponsor of La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel since 2015. With its extensive portfolio of telecommunications high points, ATC France is a natural sponsor of a race up the country’s best-known tower. By providing logistical and human support all along the 1,665 stairs leading to the top of the Eiffel Tower, ATC France shares the values of innovation and ambition carried by the runners of La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel.
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.
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.
21 - 23 November - Salon of Mayors (AMF)
As a trusted partner to many local communities, FPS Towers/ATC France will attend the upcoming “Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales” (Mayors and Local Authorities Expo) on November 21, 22 and 23 at Paris Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 3, Stand B36.
The future of local communities depends on access to high-speed data. FPS Towers/ATC France works to improve citizens’ lives with improved connectivity and a new source of revenue to finance local development projects.
November 8 - 9 – Salon de la Copropriété
FPS Towers/ATC France will be back at the “Salon de la Copropriété” (Condo and Co-ops Expo) on November 8 and 9 at Paris Porte de Versailles, Hall 7.3, in the heart of the FNAIM village.
Come visit us to discuss how our offers can meet your needs, and discover what your rooftops are worth!
26 au 28 septembre 2017 - SALON USH Strasbourg
FPS Towers/ATC France and its subsidiary Loxel will take part in the 78th annual convention of the French social housing association, Union Social pour l’Habitat (USH). The event lasts three days, during which social housing organizations, elected officials, housing professionals, industry and media representatives will meet to discuss housing policy and social housing.
The trade fair will take place at the same time. As leading players in the French telecommunications market, FPS Towers/ATC France and Loxel will meet with private and public housing providers to present rooftop value-enhancing offers with individually tailored support from a team of real estate professionals.
Meet us at: Parc des Expositions du Wacken, Strasbourg, Hall 7.2, Aisle E, Stand E34. September 26 and 27, 9am-7pm. September 28, 9am-6pm
FPS Towers Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification
FPS Towers 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, FPS Towers 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 FPS Towers is dedicated to maintaining the highest efficiency, quality and responsiveness to ensure client satisfaction.
DECEMBER 2016 - FPS joins the American Tower Corporation Group World leader in towercos
Four years after its creation, FPS Towers addresses ATD, world leader of Towercos.
This new stage will allow FPS to accompany her customers on the long term in their projects of deployment and investment of their mobile and fixed networks.
This support can extend beyond the exagone for the international activities of the French operators.
The integration in the ATC Group will allow FPS to propose to his customers a lot of innovations deployed by ATC which required technical and legal and financial feasibility.
The FPS Team’s will can four years, to be as high as the projects of their customers.
NOVEMBER 2016 - COPROPRIETE SHOW
FPS Towers will be present at the next COPROPRIETE show in Paris Porte de Versailles, from 23rd to 24th November 2016, in the heart of the FNAIM Grand Paris Village, Pavillon 6.
Come and meet us and discover our offers so that "YOUR ROOFS REPORT YOU IN ANY SERENITY".
OCTOBER 2016 - 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.
“This award recognises the tireless efforts of all our staff, who have worked and continue to work on these projects,” commented Frédéric Zimer, Chairman of FPS Towers.
SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESS RELEASE
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.
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:
+33 (0)1 79 24 80 97
Press contact FPS Towers:
+33 (0)1 46 16 49 01
27 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2016 - SALON H’EXPO IN NANTES
FPS Towers and its subsidiary Loxel will be taking part in Salon H’Expo, a trade show focused on the social housing sector, to be held in Nantes from 27 to 29 September 2016 (Hall 4, Allée C, Stand C6).
Come meet us and find out how to “EARN EXTRA INCOME FROM YOUR ROOFTOPS WITH PEACE OF MIND”.
5 SEPTEMBER 2016 - THE DIP’S FIRST PYLON
FPS Towers’ Public Infrastructure team (DIP) has just installed its first pylon in Saint-Étienne.
The Business Development Department, which includes the Public Infrastructure team (DIP) and the Real Estate team (DI), welcomes this great milestone and looks forward to the other installations in the works between now and the end of the year.
With this new achievement, FPS Towers pursues its ambition to install the pylons essential to meet the changing aspirations of various stakeholders in society, due to our increasingly hyperconnected lives.
This digital world will also entail more urban needs, already being addressed by our Real Estate team through a responsible and rational approach to rooftops in cities.
FPS is actively involved in the expansion of digital technologies and our Business Development Department plays a key role by contributing to the necessary densification of networks.
17 & 19 MARCH 2016 - EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL RACE
On Thursday 17 March, for the second edition of this race like no other, FPS Towers, again an official partner of the event, drew on the support of all of its employees to assist both with organisational requirements and in meeting the needs of participating athletes.
Known as La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel®, the objective of this timed challenge is the complete ascent of the Eiffel Tower by elite athletes, running up a total of 1,665 steps, to a height of 279 metres at the finish line. The entire race was broadcast live across Europe on Eurosport.
On Saturday 19 March, 15 employees of various European towercos, among them FPS Towers and its partner companies, took part in a second and special promotional race, running up the 352 steps to the Eiffel Tower’s first level. The companies that tested their mettle in this vertical race include Cignal, Cellnex, American Tower, SPIE, CACIB, TowerXchange, Wireless Infrastructure Group, Antin and EuroTower.
3 MARCH 2016 - ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN CHALLENGES
FPS Towers, the site leasing specialist for mobile operators and TDF’s main competitor, posted revenue of €53 million in 2015, a surge of nearly 40% over the previous year.
Owned by the investment fund Antin Infrastructure, the hosting company led by Frédéric Zimer, the former deputy CEO of Bouygues Telecom, has just won a contract for the management of the 300 radio communications sites owned by the motorway operator APRR, an Eiffage subsidiary
10 FEBRUARY 2016 - 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.
7 JANUARY 2016 - PRESS RELEASE
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.
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:
+33 (0)4 26 68 45 52
Press contact FPS Towers:
+33 (0)1 46 16 49 01
17 DECEMBER 2015 - FPS Towers is committed to protecting the environment
During the installation of a mountaintop antenna with extension near Landersheim in north-eastern France, our teams discovered a stork’s nest in the pylon. Mindful of our environmental responsibility and in the interest of preserving the ecosystem, FPS Towers immediately began making plans for the actions necessary to protect and ensure the long-term viability of the stork’s nest.
Acting on the advice of Aprecial, an organisation for the protection and reintroduction of storks in Alsace and Lorraine, FPS Towers removed the nest from the pylon following the storks’ departure (the birds migrate in mid-September), then installed not far from the pylon an 8-metre wooden pole with a steel nest (thus before the return of the storks in mid-February), after which a deterrent mechanism was installed on the FPS pylon so that, upon their return, the storks would be sure to favour the wooden pole.
The original nest was so intermingled with the pylon that the team needed to saw through to remove it. Next, the wooden pole was installed nearby and a steel nest was positioned at the top the pole. This nest was also protected with a covering. The storks may now return with ease and in complete safety.
For FPS Towers, there is no disconnect between its core business – the operation, leasing and maintenance of pylons – and the protection of the environment. We are thrilled that the storks will be able to continue their lives in their natural habitat, on returning from their migration in February of next year.
16 NOVEMBER 2015 - EIFFEL TOWER VERTICAL RACE
And they’re off to scale new heights!
FPS Towers, an official partner and co-organiser of the challenge known as La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel, will take part in the second edition of this ascent race like no other, bringing together 100 high-profile athletes.
They will be running up a total of 1,665 steps to reach a height of 279 metres.
The inaugural edition earlier this year drew 57 participants, including 39 elite vertical runners and 18 lesser-known athletes.
The men’s winner for 2015 was Piotr Łobodziński of Poland, who completed the ascent in a time of 7:50, while the women’s winner was Suzy Walsham of Australia, with a time of 9:44. They will both be taking part in the second edition. The winners of all stages in The Tower Run – the Oxygène tower in Lyon, Tour First in La Défense and the Maison de la Radio in Paris – will also be among those competing in this major sporting event, which will be broadcast live across Europe on Eurosport.
As a co-organiser of the race, FPS Towers will draw on the support of all its employees to assist with the arrangements for this event.
The starting gun will be fired at 8 p.m. on Thursday 17 March 2016, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Save the date!
9 NOVEMBER 2015 – FPS Towers at the Salon de la Copropriété condominium trade fair
A very successful first time at the Salon de la Copropriété condominium trade fair!
On 4 and 5 November, the 20th annual Salon de la Copropriété condominium trade fair took place in Paris at the Parc des Expositions exhibition centre.
FPS Towers was proud to participate for the first time this year. Our dynamic team of real estate professionals had the pleasure of meeting with condominium managing agents and private customers alike to present our value-enhancing offers for potential telecommunications sites with individually tailored support.
FPS Towers was delighted to have taken part in this successful event, which opened up a number of promising prospects with new partners.
4 NOVEMBER 2015 – FPS Towers at the Salon de la Copropriété condominium trade fair
Our dynamic team is delighted to welcome you to our stand on Wednesday, 4 November (9 a.m. – 10 p.m.) and Thursday, 5 November (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Come and meet us, and learn more about our attractive, customised offers. We’d be happy to answer all your questions and find the best solution for you.
PARC EXPO Porte de Versailles, Pavillon 5.1 Terrasse A3, Stand H 031
20 OCTOBER 2015 – Tour de France des Tours: the tower race in Lyon
FPS Towers, an official partner of this athletic event, is proud to announce the success of the first tower run in Lyon. Nearly 400 participants ran up the 118 meters / 28 floors / 662 steps of the Oxygen Tower near the Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station to raise money for Handicap International.
Amidst a festive, energetic atmosphere, several hundred people took the various stands at the race site by storm, including RéflexOstéo, where there was a queue of interested visitors, and the Fitness Park stand, whose exercise bikes were very much in demand for warming up.
A genuine athletic achievement and a great success, the race drew hundreds of people and raised €5,000 for Handicap International.
The winners were Eddy Mozzone (for the men’s group), with a time of 2:47:02, and Oriane Riccitello (for the women’s group), at 3:43:05.
On 17 March 2016, they will have the privilege of participating in Verticale de la Tour Eiffel, the internationally renowned tower race of which FPS Towers is also a major sponsor. The first race was this year, and next year FPS Towers employees will once again play a key role in managing this athletic event, now a global must for tower run enthusiasts.
9 SEPTEMBER 2015 – 76th annual congress of Union Social pour l’Habitat
FPS Towers and Loxel meet up with private and public-sector housing providers
FPS Towers and its subsidiary Loxel will take part in the 76th annual congress of the French social housing association, Union Social pour l’Habitat. The event lasts three days, during which social housing organisations, elected officials, housing professionals, industry and media representatives will meet to discuss housing policy and social housing.
The trade fair will take place at the same time.
As leading players in the telecommunications market, FPS Towers and Loxel will meet with private and public housing providers to present their new rooftop value-enhancing offers with individually tailored support from a team of real estate professionals.
Meet us at:
Parc des Expositions, Hall B3, Stand I 41
From 22 to 24 September 2015
23 JULY 2015 – The Tour de France des Tours
Following the resounding success of Verticale de la Tour Eiffel, FPS Towers has decided to continue its publicity campaign and promotional initiatives by becoming a major partner of the Tour de France des Tours tower run.
FPS Towers will feature prominently at each stage of this circuit of charity tower runs, highlighting our status as an outwardly engaged and dynamic organisation.
1 JUNE 2015 – FPS Towers branches out in cities!
FPS Towers continues its development with the acquisition of Loxel, now an FPS Towers subsidiary.
Founded in 2000, Loxel specialises in assisting and advising social housing operators with hosting telecommunications infrastructure, and over the years it has positioned itself as the leading rooftop asset manager for major housing providers. With this acquisition, FPS Towers now manages over 20,000 tower and rooftop sites in France, bolstering its position as a major player in the telecommunications market.
Read the article published in Les Echos on 1 June 2015
25 APRIL 2015 – FPS Towers sponsors the No Finish Line Paris charity run
By becoming an official sponsor of the No Finish Line Paris charity run, FPS Towers is taking a stand for children in need. This uninterrupted four-day race will be held from 28 to 31 May around the Champs de Mars parkin Paris. For every kilometre run, the race organisation will donate €1 to the Children & Future fund, which will redistribute the money to on-the-ground initiatives in support of needy children. This will be the first time No Finish Line is held in Paris, and 10,000 participants are expected!
21 MARCH 2015 – VERTICALE DE LA TOUR EIFFEL
Results of the FPS Towers Sponsor Race
Held just after the Verticale de la Tour Eiffel race up the Eiffel Tower, the Sponsor Race was won by Bernard Buisson (SPIE) with a time of 2 minutes, 9 seconds, followed by Jean‑Baptiste Hoyaux (Crédit Agricole) and Fabrice Levillain (Bouygues Telecom).
Congratulations also to Nabil Achemaoui (SFR), Vincent Bourdais (Resto du Cœur), François Chretienne (FPS Towers), Emilio Collado (Gobé-Scopelec), Yohann Duval (Graniou-Vinci), Arnaud Hello (Orange), José-Maria Jimenez Alfaro (BNP Paribas), Nicolas Lemaire (Axione), Nicolas Mallet (Antin) and Stefan Piotrowsky (ING) for participating!
20 MARCH 2015 – VERTICALE DE LA TOUR EIFFEL
43 FPS Towers employees on board!
As a sponsor and co-organiser of the first Verticale de la Tour Eiffel race up the Eiffel Tower, FPS Towers was proud to have its team of 43 employees involved in making every aspect of this event a success.
Countdown to next year’s race in 2016!
25 JANUARY 2015 – Network sharing
FPS Towers gears up for the Bouygues Telecom / SFR network sharing project
FPS Towers is gearing up for the Bouygues Telecom / SFR network sharing project, dubbed “Crozon”.
In 2015, the two telecoms operators will begin to share their active equipment at FPS Towers .
This operation, which aims to pool 11,500 in sparsely populated areas, should take three to four years and will be a major focus of our teams.
5 DECEMBER 2014 – FPS Towers joins EWIA,
The European Wireless Infrastructure Association
FPS Towers has joined the European Wireless Infrastructure Association, which counts the vast majority of European tower companies among its members. EWIA aims to be a platform for dialogue among its different members to improve productivity in the sector.
Our CFO, Cédric Lepolard, will represent FPS Towers at the two annual conferences held by the association.
10 NOVEMBER 2014
FPS Towers sponsors the Verticale de la Tour Eiffel tower run
At FPS, we’re not afraid of an uphill challenge! That’s why the company has decided to get involved with the Verticale de la Tour Eiffel race up the Eiffel Tower.
On 20 March 2015, FPS Towers will rally all of its employees and become a sponsor/organiser of this international event at the tallest tower in France. It will be a chance for the company to showcase its network of located throughout the .
FPS Towers shares the values of innovation and ambition embodied by the Verticale de la Tour Eiffel. By providing logistical and human support to the runners as they race up the 1,665 steps leading to the top of the Eiffel Tower, we hope to highlight our company’s engagement and dynamism.
A competition for FPS Towers’ partners and customers will also be held on 21 March at the Eiffel Tower.