Romtelecom is to ask several hundred thousand of its internet subscribers in Bucharest if they would like to switch to fibre – and thereby receive much improved services – for free.
ZF reports that the subscribers will be contacted, either by sales agents or call centres by the end of this year.
In total, some 500,000-600,000 households in Bucharest are covered by the incumbent’s fibre-optic network, which can offer internet access speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
This is just less than the 120 Mbps provided by UPC Romania, one of the company’s main competitors.
Romtelecom operates both IPTV and DTH services under the Dolce brand name and also has a growing presence in the cable sector though its subsidiary NextGen Communications.