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Altice to accelerate fibre build-out

facade_campus_sfr_maxime_dufour__photographies_3Cable and telecom investor Altice has said it plans to accelerate its fibre build-out in France and Portugal.

In France, the Altice Group has set itself new targets for fibre deployment via Numeridable-SFR and now aims to reach 12 million homes passed by the end of 2017, 18 million homes passed by the end of 2020 and 22 million homes passed by the end of 2022. As of end of the third quarter of this year, Numericable-SFR passed 7.4 million fibre homes.

In Portugal, the group announced that it aims to build-out fibre to an additional three million households and businesses over the next five years via Portugal Telecom, at a rate of 600,000 homes per year. This means a new target of 5.3 million homes passed by the end of 2020. As of end of the third quarter of 2015 Portugal Telecom passed 2.3 million fibre homes.