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SFR and Bouygues considering rural network sharing scheme

12 Apr 2012

The French telcos SFR and Bouygues Telecom are reportedly holding negotiations with a view to forming a network sharing partnership. The pair are thought to be discussing the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural areas in an effort to cut operating expenses by up to 10%, Fierce Wireless reports, quoting the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche. Discussions are said to be on hold at present, however, with the two operators holding separate talks with the French TV broadcaster TDF, which has 7,000 transmission masts mainly located in rural areas.

France, Bouygues Telecom, SFR

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