Vauban IP and Bouygues Telecom Strengthen their Collaboration by Signing a Strategic Agreement to Accelerate the Deployment of the Optical Fiber in France

Natixis Investment Managers is delighted to announce the signing of a strategic agreement between its affiliate Vauban Infrastructure Partners (« Vauban ») - through its digital investment platform Vauban Infra Fibre (« VIF ») - and Bouygues Telecom. This project will finance access to approximately 20 million outlets, including 4 million in medium-density areas and 1 million in less dense areas.

VIF will be the majority shareholder of the newly created company dedicated to the project, SDFAST (“Société de Développement de la Fibre au Service des Territoires”). Its purpose will be to acquire long-term access rights to FTTH lines from Infrastructure Operators. In this way SDFAST will contribute to the co-financing of the deployment of optical fiber in France. The company will provide Bouygues Telecom, as well as third-party operators with all access services to FTTH lines.

You can now read the full press release at the link below