6. 5. 2020
Kranj, Slovenia, 6
May, 2020 – Iskratel, a leading European broadband
solutions provider, will provide active and passive telecommunications equipment
for the construction of an ultra-fast fibre-optic (XGS-PON and GPON) broadband
network in 210 municipalities as part of the RUNE (Rural Network) project with its partners
Rune Enia in Slovenia and Rune Crow in Croatia.
As part of the
three-year project, 233,000 households in 165 Slovenian municipalities and
130,000 households in 45 municipalities in Croatia will be able to access the
Internet at speeds up to 10 Gbit/s. The project’s goal is to provide pervasive,
high-speed connectivity for every European citizen and connect all people
living in rural areas with future-orientated fibre broadband connectivity.
“The RUNE project plays an extremely important
role in rural development by providing an ultra-fast fibre-optic broadband
network. We are delighted to be contributing to this goal in Iskratel with our
state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment that is the result of our own
development and production.,” said Matjaž
Aljančič, Director of the Broadband Business Unit.
Director of RUNE Enia, d. o. o., stressed that the RUNE project is the first
and at the moment, the only international project in the European Union
connecting the territories of several Member States with an ultra-fast
Živec said: “Providing an open-broadband access network
to all citizens, regardless of their location, is of utmost importance for the
development of rural areas. I am delighted that we, together with our partner
Iskratel, will make this possible.”
The news follows Iskratel’s recent partnership with Ukrtelecom and SID
Bank to build a fibre-optic Internet network to more than 200 localities across
Ukraine and connect rural regions of the country.