As part of the three-year RUNE project, 233,000 households in 165 Slovenian municipalities and 130,000 households in 45 Croatian ones will gain fibre broadband.
Slovenia’s Iskrakel will provide active and passive telecommunications equipment for the construction of an ultra-fast fibre (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.
The RUNE project’s goal is to provide pervasive, high-speed connectivity for every European citizen and connect everyone living in rural areas with fibre broadband.
Goran Zivec, Director of RUNE Enia, 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 broadband infrastructure.
He added, “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 fibre out to more than 200 localities across Ukraine and connect rural regions of the country.