French fibre to cost EUR 21 bln, more spectrum sought

Monday 21 November 2011 | 10:39 CET | News
French telecommunications regulator Arcep's chairman Jean-Ludovic Silicani announced at the Digiworld Summit organised by Idate in Montepellier that the country's fibre roll-out would cost EUR 21 billion over 15 years. This is some EUR 2.5 billion less than estimated by a parliamentary commission in October 2010, when the government commissioned a report on the subject. Of the EUR 21 billion needed, EUR 2 billion has already been invested, mainly in fibre networks in big cities. The remainder will be shared about evenly between the public and private sectors. Silicani also stated that it now

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