Danish wholesale service provider Waoo!, which manages the fibre access networks of eleven of Denmark’s largest energy companies, has signed an agreement to provide broadband, TV and telephony services to GlobalConnect’s subsidiary BornFiber on the island of Bornholm. Kristian Sorensen, managing director of BornFiber, said: ‘The choice of Waoo! makes sense to us and our end-users because Waoo! offers a wide range of TV packages, broadband speeds and telephony products.’ Previously, Stofa acted as BornFiber’s main content provider.
BornFiber bought the fibre-optic network in Bornholm in February 2015 from energy supplier Ostkraft for DKK148 million (USD22.3 million). The company is in line to receive state funding to expand its network coverage on the island from 7,000 households to 16,000 by end-2016.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Waoo! was effectively formed through the merger of Smile Content, Profiber and Dansk Bredband in September 2010. The company was established in its current form later that year in order to manage the fibre access networks of 15 of Denmark’s largest energy companies under a single brand identity. The number of the participating utility companies subsequently dropped to eleven – NEF, Energi Fyn, Sydfyns Elforsyning, Bredband Nord, FIBIA Vest, AURA Fiber, EnergiMidt, TREFOR, FIBIA Ost, and TDC Fibernet; combined, their networks passed more than a third of Danish households, which equated to around one million at mid-2014.