Bouygues, Cellnex establish fibre joint venture

2 Mar 2020

French operator Bouygues Telecom and infrastructure provider Cellnex have launched a joint venture (JV) aiming to deploy a nationwide fibre network in France. The JV, which will be 51%/49% owned by Cellnex and Bouygues, respectively, is planning to invest around EUR1 billion (USD1.1 billion) over the next seven years to deploy a fibre network spanning 31,500km. The network will interconnect Bouygues’ telecoms towers and rooftop sites to provide ‘hyper-fast, ultra-reliable connectivity’. Cellnex CEO Tobias Martinez said: ‘The agreement to roll out a genuine fibre ring in France interconnecting various key elements of the fixed and mobile ecosystem, ranging from the towers connected to fibre, the data processing centres distributed in the network, to small cells, represents our commitment to a holistic cooperation model with our key customers to facilitate planning and efficient operation of the telecoms infrastructures networks.’

France, Bouygues Telecom, Cellnex Telecom