provides ambitions to the enterprise market, on the finish of the information
PARIS (awp / afp) – The Iliad group, dad or mum firm of the operator Free, needs the federal government to make clear its place on tools producers licensed to construct future 5G cell networks in France and desires to maintain "flexibility" in its decisions, stated its managing director Thomas Reynaud.
"We’ve lengthy made a European selection," stated Mr. Reynaud in an interview with Les Echos of their Monday version, referring to the renewal for 5G of Free's contract with the Finnish Nokia introduced in September.
"However we should preserve the flexibleness of working with all of the tools producers. (…) What we ask above all is a clarification with the identical guidelines for every of the 4 operators (Orange, Bouygues Telecom, SFR and Free, editor's notice. It’s a query of honest competitors and visibility for our investments, "he added.
The French telecoms operator Orange additionally introduced on the finish of January to proceed its collaboration with European tools producers Nokia and Ericsson to deploy the antennas of its future 5G cell community in France.
Selections on this topic from SFR and Bouygues Telecom, the one French operators to make use of Huawei antennas to equip a part of their 4G networks, are anticipated within the coming weeks, after being validated by the French authorities.
This topic has develop into delicate and strategic as a result of the American authorities accuse Huawei, very superior in 5G, of having the ability to use its tools for spying functions for the advantage of Beijing by disclosing knowledge on their prospects, which the Chinese language group refutes .
5G, or the fifth technology of requirements for cell networks, is the brand new model of all the very excessive pace cell applied sciences whose deployment is ready to speed up worldwide this yr.
The primary provides to most of the people are anticipated in France in the midst of 2020.
Thomas Reynaud additionally clarified the ambition of his group to put money into the very excessive pace by way of fiber optic marketplace for companies, promising a "shock of innovation, use, simplicity" in a market "sclerotic in a duopoly for too lengthy "by Orange and SFR.
"We’ll launch our provides this yr. (…) Free goals for a four to five% market share by 2024 within the company market," he stated.
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