T-Mobile Czech Republic and domestic telecoms infrastructure provider CETIN have signed an agreement on a joint investment project aimed at covering hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses with a fibre-optic network in the coming years. The joint project will provide access to a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network with GPON technology, either directly from T-Mobile or through CETIN’s wholesale partners. The jointly invested optical network will also be available in locations where individual operators would not independently plan construction. CETIN and T-Mobile will provide mutual access to the infrastructure built within the project and both companies will offer their services on it. The first households within this project should be connected in the second half of next year.
‘The European goal of Gigabit society, that is, the intention to enable all households to connect to an ultrafast network, is very ambitious, yet vital and we are glad that with this project we can partially contribute to its fulfilment,’ commented Martin Skop, CEO of CETIN, adding: ‘We want to bring the most modern internet to a larger share of households and deploy our network in areas that we would not be able to cover independently under the usual conditions.’