Orange Poland has agreed with the regional cable network operator Inea on access to Inea's FTTH network in Wielkopolska region. As a result, Orange will be able to serve 40,000 households soon and 370,000 homes by the end of 2019.
Thank to the agreement, the inhabitants of Poznan districts Grunwald, Jezyce, Nowe Miasto, Stare Miasto, housing estate Smochowice and surrounding municipalities, such as Dabrowka, Swarzedz, Lubon, Przezmierow and Suchy Las, will be able to receive the Orange services. The service shall be ready for the first customers before the end of the summer.
This year, the investments of Orange Poland in fibre-optic network expansion are expected to amount to PLN 800 million. Orange cooperates with more than 20 operators like Inea, which allows it to increase service coverage without duplicating the infrastructure.
The scope of cooperation between Orange and Inea will cover eventually 370,000 households by the end of 2019, including around 150,000 in the wholesale bitstream access model. Orange will pay only for the usage of the infrastructure and the costs will depend on the number of active clients.
Orange's fibre network covers 3 million households. Only in the first half of this year, Orange reached nearly half a million households.By 2020, Orange aims to cover 5 millions homes and offices.