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$3 Billion Fiber Investment Planned For Belgium

2016.12.20 乐庭

Belgian telecommunications operator Proximus said it expects to invest 3 billion euros ($3.13 billion) over the next 10 years to accelerate deployment of fiber across the country.


The carrier said it expects to cover more than 85% of all enterprises and more than 50% of all households with fiber, with plans to fully cover dense city areas with fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-premises starting with a progressive roll out in six cities – Antwerp, Brussels, Charleroi, Ghent, Namur and Roeselare – in early 2017.


“This is great news for Belgian customers, as optical fiber can be considered as the ultimate broadband technology, allowing us to meet customer needs in the very long-term,” said Proximus CTO Geert Standaert.


Belgium’s Minister of Telecommunications Alexander de Croo said the roll out of FTTH is an essential step in the government’s plan to advance the country’s digital access.


“The Digital Belgium action plan wants to facilitate the investments in fiber in order to obtain a broadband speed of 1 [gigabit per second]for half of the Belgian households by 2020, and to meet the European 100 [megabit per second]speed target for all households by 2025,” the official said.


Source : http://www.wireworld.com/

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