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Proximus and Eurofiber aim to further enlarge and accelerate fibre rollout in Wallonia

Proximus and Eurofiber aim to further enlarge and accelerate fibre rollout in Wallonia

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Proximus CEO, Guillaume Boutin, and Alex Goldblum, CEO of Eurofiber, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming at building a fibre network in Wallonia together. The main objective of the partnership is to enlarge and accelerate the rollout of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) in a cost-efficient way, while ensuring access for all interested parties under open access and non-discriminatory terms.  

Following the signature of the MoU, Proximus and Eurofiber will now engage in the negotiation of specific terms to build a fibre network in several cities and neighbourhoods in Wallonia together. Subject to the conclusion of a final agreement, parties consider to create a joint venture to design, build, maintain and upgrade the network, which will be open and accessible for interested wholesale customers. The purpose is to pass fibre to minimum 500,000 homes and businesses in Wallonia within this collaboration.

Proximus has previously expressed its ambition to accelerate the rollout of its fibre network as a crucial pillar of the renewed #inspire2022 strategy, with the purpose of connecting 2.4 million living units by 2025. To achieve this, Proximus committed to an acceleration of its investments to guarantee a faster and more efficient fibre rollout, while adopting an open mindset towards cooperation and co-investment. 

By joining forces with Eurofiber, an experienced provider of digital infrastructure since 2000, Proximus will be able to leverage efficiency gains in fibre deployment as well as realise a significant acceleration and a substantial increase of the coverage over and above its announced rollout plans to pass 2.4 million living units by 2025 in Belgium.

This agreement marks a major step forward towards delivering on the gigabit network of the future to the benefit of its customers, employees, stakeholders and society at large. Fibre is the ultimate broadband platform allowing the transmission of data at the speed of light, while being more energy-efficient. It allows a stable, ultra-fast and low-latency Internet experience without interruptions, no matter how many people or devices are connected, and offers the stability and reliability that businesses need in their daily operations.

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