Altice-SFR announced last week that it will deploy its FTTx network across France, without public subsidies, in line with President Macron’s goal to “Fibrer la France” – i.e. give everyone access to the super-high speed fiber-based service. This decision led to the creation of fiber deployment specialist Altice Infrastructures and to Altice-SFR’s pledge to cover 80% of the country with fiber by 2022 and 100% by 2025.
Michel Paulin, SFR’s CEO, said: “Faced with a system that has become obsolete, Altice-SFR is taking the initiative to extend its FTTx coverage across the whole of France, without public subsidies. This contribution to the government’s plan for superfast broadband is a step change enabled by Altice’s technical capabilities and commitment to finance superfast broadband networks in France and in all the countries where we operate. We’ll begin to deploy in September, so we can meet the government’s target without any additional subsidies.”