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If KPN wants to match the French FTTH plans, it should buy out Reggefiber

Tuesday 8 February 2011 | 16:19 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
France Telecom/Orange has unveiled a new part of its multi-year plan Conquests 2015: an accelerated roll-out of FTTH. This is also part of the 'National Program for Very High-Speed Broadband', in which the government is trying to stimulate operators to speed up fibre deployment. We compare this to the actual plans at KPN. Reggefiber, the joint venture run by KPN and Reggeborgh, targets 1.1-1.3 million homes passed (16% coverage) by the end of 2012, by connecting 250,000 to 300,000 houses per year, at a cost of EUR 250-300 million per year. However, its recent loan from the EIB and a number of

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: France Telecom / KPN / Reggefiber
Countries: France / Netherlands
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Astute observation, Tim. Having tracked Reggefiber since the early Amsterday CityNet days, it's always surprised me that Reggefiber, with its FTTH skillsets and experience, hasn't evolved into a trans European entity, an area where there is tremendous opportunity at present. Question of vision ?
Terry Davidson @ 9/2/2011 - 10:38


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