Asseco Poland to build LTE technology network in Radom
Open tender for the design and construction of wireless broadband network infrastructure in Radom has been won by a consortium led by Asseco Poland S.A., which proposed to use modern LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.
Open tender for the design and construction of wireless broadband network infrastructure in Radom has been won by a consortium led by Asseco Poland S.A., which proposed to use modern LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology. Today, Vice President of Asseco Poland, Włodzimierz Serwiński, and President of Radom City, Andrzej Kosztowniak, have signed a contract worth nearly PLN 6 million gross.
During a period of 9 months, the consortium will design and build a network that is intended to provide free Internet access to 1,500 households in Radom who are at risk of digital exclusion due to poverty or disability. One-third of these households will be equipped with disabled-friendly computers, the purchase and insurance of which are subject of a separate tendering procedure. By launching the project called "Free Internet for Radom citizens being at risk of digital exclusion", Radom Municipality wants to mitigate the differences in the access to the Internet and promote equal educational opportunities for its residents. All the project participants will be trained in using the provided Internet connection and means of electronic communication, as well as how to operate a computer and basic software. In this way, online resources and services will be available also to less well-off and disabled residents of Radom. This is the main priority, but not the only purpose of constructing a broadband network in Radom.
"Excellent data transfer performance offered by innovative LTE technology, which has been available in Poland for just a year, let us provide many advanced services such as high-quality videoconferencing and broadcasting of TV services. After completion of the project, Radom City, being the actual operator of its LTE network, will be also able to use it for other communication purposes as well as a help in building a truly intelligent city of the 21st century. While providing our two-year maintenance for the constructed infrastructure, we will eagerly support Radom authorities in implementing their objectives," said Włodzimierz Serwiński, Vice President of Asseco Poland, after signing the contract.
The project "Free Internet for Radom citizens being at risk of digital exclusion" is co-financed by the European Union under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy, Priority Axis 8: Information Society – Increasing innovation in the economy, Measure 8.3 "Counteracting digital exclusion – eInclusion". The project's total value amounts to PLN 10,149,100, of which PLN 8,626,735 will be subsidized from the European funds and national public grants.