Orange Slovensko to cover 200,000 homes with FTTH network by year-end

23 Mar 2007

Slovakia’s largest cellco by subscribers, Orange Slovensko, has announced a plan to invest SKK1 billion (USD40 million) this year to roll out a national fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband network covering around 200,000 households in ten cities. Services planned over the network include internet access at speeds of up to 30Mbps, voice telephony, digital television and video/audio on demand. Orange, owned by France Télécom, says it has already signed planning authorisations for some sections of the network with government authorities and building owners. Orange has been piloting residential triple-play services with its Orange Homebox product over the last few months: the service, available to only around 15,000 households, offers broadband internet access at speeds of up to 30Mbps, as well as digital TV and fixed telephony.

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