Vodafone sells 50% of German Fibre business to Altice

Vodafone Group has completed the sale of 50 percent of its German Fibre-to-the-Home company (FibreCo) to Altice.
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The creation of the JV received European Commission approval last month.

FibreCo will deploy fibre-to-the-home to up to 7 million homes in Germany over a 6-year period.

FibreCo aims to invest up to €7 billion, which will be partly financed by debt that will be non-recourse to Vodafone and Altice. Total debt facilities of up to €4.6 billion have been arranged with a group of leading financial institutions to support the network deployment.

Vodafone is expected to receive cash proceeds from Altice in excess of Vodafone’s share of equity contributions over time.

This partnership with Altice is complementary to Vodafone’s upgrade plans for its existing hybrid fibre cable network.