PARIS Oct 29 French telecom operators will have
to raise tariffs for the upcoming launch of 4G services, the
head of the country's main industry group said in an interview
with daily Le Figaro on Monday.
Pierre Louette, who is also deputy chief executive of France
Telecom, said tax increases were making it even harder
for operators to lower prices while investing in high-speed
"I won't be surprised if 4G is more expensive," Louette
said. "The sector could return to tiered offers with higher
prices for faster services."
France Telecom plans to start offering 4G services to French
consumers early next year.
(Reporting by Elena Berton)