In 1974, the General Directorate of Mail and Telecommunications became the first public investor in the “Telephone Catch-Up Plan”, and a year later, the plan was adopted. Thanks to the National Centre for Telecommunications Studies, a number of innovations were to follow:
In 1978, France’s national telephone operator took advantage of its expertise in digital transmission techniques and launched Transpac, a new data transmission network.
In 1981, in Biarritz, optical fibre was tested as a transmission medium.
In 1983, telematics was launched after the experiment known as “T3V”. Named “Télétel”, it started in three towns whose names began with the letter V: Versailles, Vélizy, and Villacoublay.
In 1984, following the success of Pleumeur Bodou, France’s first telecommunications satellite, Télécom 1A was launched.
On 25 October 1985, the numbering system for phone numbers was changed to contain eight digits due to an increase in the number of subscribers. In 1988, the DGT was renamed France Télécom.
On 1 January 1991, France Télécom became an independent public operator.
France Télécom later launched cultural sponsorship actions for vocal music.
This event also became an opportunity for France Télécom to create a collection of telephones: the Tenor, Madrigal, Rondo, Alto, Fidelio, and Chorus. All of these terminals can be found on the middle shelf.
The marketing of the Internet begins under the brand name Wanadoo (top display case).
At the bottom of the same display case, you will find the terminals marketed in the 1990s under the name Amarys.