Polish fixed and mobile operator Orange Polska has signed a fibre access deal with smaller provider INEA, which offers services in the Wielkopolska province of central Poland. Under the initial phase of the deal, Orange will gain access to 40,000 households via INEA’s infrastructure, with later stages taking the total footprint to 370,000 homes by end-2019. Orange currently covers almost three million homes with its own fibre-optic networks.
In a press release, Tomasz Kowal, director of regional co-operation development at Orange Polska, said: ‘Co-operation with over 20 operators, such as INEA, helps us reach new customer groups faster without unnecessary duplication of infrastructure. This is definitely a more effective approach.’