Portuguese govt commits funds to next-generation networks

Thursday 8 January 2009 | 12:45 CET | News
The Portuguese government has signed agreements with the major telecom network operators on developing next-generation networks for the country. The agreements include a line of credit worth EUR 800 million for investments in new networks and possible EU development funds for broadband deployment. The agreement includes two protocols signed between the ministry for communications and the industry groups AET and APDC. In December the government already agreed to include broadband development in its economic recovery plans. It has now also committed to developing legislation to reduce barriers

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