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    Bouygues, SFR seek approval to extend network sharing to 5G


    The two also want Arcep’s permission to densify their infrastructure, adding sites

    French operators Bouygues Telecom and SFR want to extend their network-sharing agreement to 5G sites. The original agreement was set up in 2014 for 20 years and covered 2G, 3G and 4G infrastructure.

    In In 2016, the contract was amended to accommodate the gradual end of SFR roaming on the Bouygues Telecom network by the end of 2018.

    The two operators would also like to improve the density of their shared network by adding cell sites without changing the coverage footprint which is most metropolitan areas in France.

    Arcep will examine these amendments, “in particular with respect to regulatory objectives and the 25 May 2016 mobile network sharing guidelines. To this end, today Arcep is calling on market stakeholders to share their feedback on the amendment, with due regard to business confidentiality.”

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