Numericable is the leading cable television provider and internet access provider in metropolitan France. Since 2012, Numericable holds the largest high-speed broadband network in France, including a small portion using optical fiber or FTTX.
On September 19, 2013, following failed talks with the French telecommunications company SFR, the company announced it had taken the first steps towards an Initial Public Offering on the NYSE Euronext market in Paris.
On March 5, 2014, Numericable, backed by its lead shareholder Altice, made an offer to buy Vivendi's SFR mobile telecommunications affiliate, France's second largest. The bid is said to include about 11 billion euros ($15.2 billion) in cash, 3 billion euros in Numericable’s cable assets and a 750 million-euro capital increase by Altice. Numericable merged with SFR in November 2014 to form Numericable-SFR.