Thursday, July 21, 2011

The end of the Minitel scheduled in 2012

The Minitel, a French invention which has equipped up to nine million households in France, will disappear for mid-2012. With the rise of the Internet, the end of the small plastic cube, especially famous for access to its services "3615", had already been proclaimed many times. France Telecom, which launched in 1982, he was finally granted a reprieve last nine months, announced, Wednesday, July 20, the end of the Minitel to June 30, 2012.

The operator has selected the official date for the "technical stop of its X25 offer", the code name used by its engineers to describe the network that runs the Minitel, France Telecom Orange anticipated closing date on 30 September 2011. "Although the Minitel is still in sales, usage and traffic are clearly declining.

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