Orange expands its mobile network

On Thursday, June 13, at 1:45 p.m., near the sewage treatment plant, a huge crane, like a piece of straw, lifted a 36-meter-high mobile phone pole…

Thursday, June 13, at 1:45 p.m., near the wastewater treatment plant, a huge crane, like a piece of straw, lifted a mobile phone pole 36 meters high, weighing at least seven tons. A new antenna will allow operator Orange to expand its network by the end of July.

“This is the first installation of this kind in Ledat,” says Pierre Bellier, the deputy mayor in charge of the file. Gate created by Spie and made of metal mesh by Totem, an Orange subsidiary. This antenna is also designed to receive another telephone operator if necessary.


Work began last October by building the foundations. These require at least 26 cubic meters of concrete. The technical part of the installation was raised a few meters to compensate for possible flooding in Lede.

In exchange for making this land available, Orange, through its subsidiary Totem, will pay a monthly rent of €1,500 to the municipality for a period of twelve years. “The lease is implicitly renewable,” Pierre Bellier points out. Furthermore, the municipality will make another plot of land, located next to the stadium, available to the mixed economy company Avergies, a branch of the Territoire Energie 47 consortium, where a photovoltaic park will be installed.

The electricity produced will then be sold to EDF by SEM. In compensation for making this land available, the community will receive an annual rent of €11,000 for 30 years. It is then up to the city council to take over these facilities, renew the lease, or ask the Ministry of Women's Affairs to dismantle them. Through this project, Le Lédat is fully committed to protecting the environment through green energy production. Even if, for the City Council, it is first and foremost a matter of carrying out two financial transactions without having to pay a single euro.

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