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Broadband satellite, fibre markets are different - Eutelsat

Tuesday 31 August 2010 | 12:49 CET | News
Eutelsat does not fear competition from fibre-based ultra high-speed broadband services, because it targets different consumers, Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen told La Tribune. In France, for example, there are still 3 million homes without digital terrestrial TV (DTT) coverage due to topography or proximity to borders, he said. As for internet access, Eutelsat sees its natural hunting ground as rural areas, rather than big cities. Rosen said that it costs 20 times more to deploy fibre in the countryside than in cities, making it unviable for telecommunications operators. The French government

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Companies: Eutelsat / Fransat
Countries: France / World
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