Under it, the incumbent will gain access to Inea’s fibre-optic network to deliver services to an initial 40,000 homes.
The first ones apartments will be launched within the next few weeks and they are likely to be eventually made available to up 150,000 homes.
Significantly, most of these homes will be single-family households.
Commenting on the development, Tomasz Kowal, the director of regional development at Orange Polska, said: “We are consistently investing in the development of our fibre-optic network, and this year we will spend up to PLN800 million for this purpose. Cooperation with over 20 operators, such as Inea, helps us reach new customer groups faster without unnecessary duplication of infrastructure. It is definitely a more effective approach”.
Under the terms of the partnership, the cooperation will be extended to new areas in the coming months. By the end of 2019 it will encompass around 370,000 households, including some 150,000 in the wholesale internet access model (Bit Stream Access – BSA).
Orange Polska will only pay for the infrastructure used and the cost will depend on the number of active clients.
The incumbent’s fibre network currently reaches nearly 3 million homes in Poland and the goal is to extend it to 5 million homes and offices by 2020.