France Telecom (FTE) and other European carriers need billions to upgrade their networks to cope...

|By:, SA News Editor

France Telecom (FTE) and other European carriers need billions to upgrade their networks to cope with growing wireless data traffic, and want bandwidth hogs like Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) to contribute. The data explosion caused by 'net users is "a challenge for carriers like us,” says an FTE executive. And if the operators don't get the money they want, there could be a cold war.