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Altice invites infrastructure investors to market with SFR FTTH sale

Advanced countries such as France will have more than 50% of households taking 1 Gbps by 2023, as revealed by the Gigabit Broadband report and forecast from our research arm Rethink TV last week, and one operator in particular wants to get ahead of the pack. Altice subsidiary SFR raised €1.8 billion this week through selling almost half of the business – money it plans to inject straight into fiber deployments to become a European FTTH powerhouse. In doing so, Altice has given three major infrastructure investors significant influence in the French fiber market. But can their expertise in energy and transport translate to broadband, urging other European operators to strike similar deals, or is the lack of experience in…

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