France Télécom wins licence payment case with SNCF

13 Aug 2004

France Télécom has emerged successful in its court case with French railway operator SNCF, according to French newspaper L’Echos. SNCF had been demanding payment of EUR135 million from the incumbent for deploying 20,000km of fibre-optic cabling along its rail network between 1991 and 1996 without paying a licence fee. It also claimed a percentage of any revenues generated for occupying its property. However, the Paris courts threw out the case and ordered it to pay France Télécom EUR1,500 in costs.

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