Polish cableco UPC has signed an agreement which allows it to use fibre infrastructure deployed by wholesale network operator Nexera. The infrastructure has been deployed by Nexera under the government’s Operational Programme Digital Poland (Programu Operacyjnego Polska Cyfrowa, POPC), which is partly funded by the EU under its Digital Agenda 2020 initiative. Nexera expects to cover 670,000 households by end-2021 as part of a PLN1.5 billion (USD396 million) rollout. The firm has previously signed wholesale deals with other Polish telcos, including Orange and T-Mobile.
The POPC project aims to give all households access to at least a 30Mbps internet connection by end-2020, while 50% of households should have access to networks with download speeds of at least 100Mbps by that date.