Polish cableco UPC Polska says it will add 548,000 households to its footprint thanks to the signing of a wholesale network deal with rival operator INEA. The open access fibre network – dubbed Fiberhost – has been deployed by INEA 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. The Fiberhost infrastructure is available in eight regions: Dolnoslaskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Lubelskie, Lodz, Mazowieckie, Slaskie, Malopolskie and Opolskie.
UPC’s CEO Robert Redeleanu commented: ‘Cooperation with INEA, to which the Fiberhost brand belongs, is one way to reach additional Polish families with super-fast internet, integrated TV entertainment and UPC mobile services. In total, thanks to already-signed access contracts to the POPC network, the range of our services will increase by another 1.7 million households in Poland.’