Following on from the announcement earlier this month that Estonian operator Tele2 Eesti is to utilise the fibre infrastructure of utility firm Elektrilevi to provide fixed broadband services, rival telco Elisa has also signed up to use its networks. Elisa will provide broadband at speeds of up to 1Gbps and pay-TV services to customers in areas covered by Elektrilevi’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. Over the next five years the utility group eventually plans to reach 200,000 homes and businesses that are not currently covered by fibre broadband.
Elisa currently offers fixed services over the cable networks it inherited when it acquired Starman in April 2017. It had 95,600 broadband subscribers at the end of March 2019, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database.