French WiMAX networks well below coverage targets

Friday 14 October 2011 | 11:22 CET | News
Of France's 25 WiMax licence holders, only 9 are respecting their coverage obligations, according to telecoms regulator Arcep. Major operator Bollore Telecom is facing the withdrawal of its licence, according to local press reports. The sector has been held back by a lack of terminals and the low competitiveness of existing devices. Most manufacturers have refrained from investing in WiMax and the technology's future is extremely uncertain, Bollore Telecom told the regulator. Alcatel-Lucent, Intel and Cisco have all thrown in the sponge, Les Echos writes. Last year Cisco shut down its Navini

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Arcep / Axione / Nomotech / SFR
Countries: France
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