T-Mobile Poland says it will expand its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) footprint via its new partnership deals in 2020. The cellular operator launched fibre-based services using the infrastructure of rival firm Orange Polska in July this year, in an attempt to better compete with the likes of Orange, which can provide a full range of fixed and mobile services over its own networks.
German-owned T-Mobile has since signed two further wholesale agreements, with INEA and Nexera. Telko.in writes, however, that it will not be launching services over these networks immediately as it looks to ensure that its service delivery and customer service is the same across all of its wholesale platforms. For this reason T-Mobile is also not looking to partner with smaller FTTH providers, where a consistent quality of service (QoS) could be difficult to achieve.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, at the end of June 2019 T-Mobile sat in third place in Poland’s cellular market, with 10.9 million customers, with Orange leading both the mobile and fixed broadband sectors in subscriber terms. Orange’s FTTH infrastructure covers around 3.5 million homes across the country.