T-Mobile Czech Republic and Vodafone Czech Republic have announced ambitious plans to collaborate on the rollout of new optical fibre internet connections for almost a million households. In a press release, the two companies confirm they will join forces to speed up the ‘digitisation of the Czech Republic through joint construction and mutual access to infrastructure’. In the next few years the pair aim to expand fibre broadband access at speeds of 1Gbps and higher, and as part of the agreement note that they will provide mutual access to parts of their existing networks in various cities, including Prague and Brno. The release notes: ‘This cooperation will bring households not only faster availability of the new generation of Internet, but also competitive offers of tariffs of both operators’.
‘Already today, Vodafone offers an internet connection of 1Gbps for 1.6 million households and companies. After the completion of the project, Vodafone will offer a multi-gigabit connection to more than half of Czech households,’ Petr Dvorak, CEO of Vodafone Czech Republic. His counterpart at T-Mobile, Jose Perdomo Lorenzo, added: ‘Our long-term goal is to gradually cover the entire Czech Republic with high speed internet … Already last year, we managed to connect 284,000 households in 75 cities to fibre-optics, and the cooperation agreement will allow us to significantly accelerate the progress of the construction of key infrastructures’.