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Real IP connections arrived in 1992, with a direct PIPEX (UK) 64 kbit/s link and Cisco AGS+.
Oleane was the First Internet Operator in France, dedicated to Enterprise market, with more than 2,900 customers and a double turnover each years since its creation. (1996: 23 million, 1997: 48 million and will expect +100 million in 1998)[needs update]
Oleane was sold in March 1998 to France Telecom (now Orange) to form with Transpac, FTH (France Telecom Hébergement) and few other divisions the DATA Professional Division of the group. With the fusion of Oleane and Transpac offer, Oleane ceased to exist as an independent IP services provider around June 2006.
- "Première success story : Oléane". 2008-10-07.
- "FRANCE TÉLÉCOM ACQUIERT LE PIONNIER FRANÇAIS D'INTERNET, OLÉANE". 1998-03-01.