SFR commits to EUR1.5bn annual spend on networks

8 Jul 2010

French fixed line and mobile operator SFR, a subsidiary of media conglomerate Vivendi SA, today announced that it will continue to invest EUR1.5 billion (USD1.9 billion) per annum in expanding and improving the quality of its mobile and broadband internet networks. Dow Jones reports the operator as saying its 3G mobile network now covers 87% of the population, beating the regulator Arcep’s target of 84%. SFR went on to say that the allocation of additional 3G frequencies it acquired earlier this year will further boost its cellular network capacity and improve the performance of data-based services. In addition the operator plans to plough around EUR150 million into deploying ultra-high speed fibre-optic networks.

France, SFR