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Kroes unveils plans to boost fibre investment

Monday 3 October 2011 | 10:27 CET | News
Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Agenda, has unveiled proposals to accelerate investment in next-generation fibre networks. In a speech to a conference in Brussels organised by the European Telecom Network Operators association, Kroes announced a public consultation on new regulatory models to encourage investment. She outlined two proposals. The first would see a gradual reduction in wholesale prices for access to existing copper networks. The resulting fall in retail broadband prices would encourage incumbents to move to fibre networks, while

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Countries: Europe
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When looking on an European scale Kroes should rise her vision above the copper vs. fibre discussion. The 10year period until breakeven is only delaying further developments. At the moment Africa is developing more rapidly in this field. Calculating costs and benefits should include all extra revenues generated by fibre based networks.
Jean-Jacques Lasseur @ 4/10/2011 - 10:32


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