In a statement, the Polish incumbent says that has done so in view of big market potential and interest in the further rollout of the FTTH network in Poland and significant value-creation potential.
It adds that the review has five characteristics, namely:
Creating a FiberCo vehicle to rollout an FTTH access network to about 1.7 million households connectable in Poland focused predominantly on areas without fast broadband infrastructure.
Contribution by Orange Polska of about 0.6 million of its existing FTTH footprint (assumed to include wholesale access for about 0.15 million clients) to the FiberCo.
Granting an open access to this network to Orange Polska and other operators.
Using Orange Polska as FiberCo’s main industrial partner for network roll-out, delivery, maintenance and connectivity.
Sale by Orange Polska of a co-controlling stake of the FiberCo to an investor.
Orange Polska concludes by saying that these are preliminary project parameters which may evolve during the process.