United Group has set up a new business unit dedicated to coordinating telecom wholesale activities across the group, with the intention of becoming a market leader for wholesale services in its coverage area.
According to the group, the new business, called UGI Wholesale, is based in Greece and will consolidate all wholesale activities into a single unit, covering data services, roaming & mobile services, and wholesale voice. It adds that its fibre-optic network extends thousands of kilometres. It has access to a total market of more than 40 million people, has data centre coverage, and its markets Greece and Bulgaria are positioned on the main route for traffic between Western Europe and the Middle East and Mediterranean.
Commenting on the development, United Group CEO Victoriya Boklag said: “We are the only independent carrier in the region with such a footprint. As a company we are known for providing services of the highest quality to residential customers and businesses. Now we are expanding into wholesale to bring this same excellence.
“United Group is the natural partner for any company that plans to expand its business in the region or for transiting to or from the main European POP. This includes everything from backbone needs to a wide variety of services for corporate customers”.
United Group has also appointed Paolo Ficini CEO of the new business.
Ficini joins from Telecom Italia Sparkle, part of Telecom Italia Group, where for the past eight years he has held roles including CEO for subsidiaries both in Greece and Turkey.
United Group’s telecommunications network covers the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Greece.