Asseco Poland S.A. to Build a Municipal Broadband Network in Elbląg
Asseco Poland S.A. concluded an agreement with Elbląg Municipal Office for supply and installation of information and communication technology equipment. The contract value is PLN 27.2 million gross.
Asseco Poland S.A. concluded an agreement with Elbląg Municipal Office for supply and installation of information and communication technology equipment necessary for the completion of active elements of the project called "Building of Municipal Broadband Network in Elbląg". The contract value is PLN 27.2 million gross.
"This project confirms our strong position in the local administration market and I am convinced it is going to be a great starting point for further ICT infrastructure contracts to be implemented in cooperation with local governments. It fits well with our business strategy" – said Wojciech Woźniak, Vice President of the Management Board at Asseco Poland S.A.
This project is one of the initiatives undertaken by Elbląg local government with the aim to develop information society and improve the city's competitive position.
- Elbląg is a city that encourages modernity and innovation. I believe good telecommunication infrastructure will enhance our attractiveness for companies that are engaged in the implementation of modern technologies as well as for those exploring their business ideas. I can guarantee our town will give them a helping hand – said Grzegorz Nowaczyk, President of Elbląg.
The project will be executed in a consortium with the company Andra Sp. z o.o. The consortium leader is Asseco Poland SA which is going to perform over 90% of work under the project. Networking infrastructure to be deployed in Elbląg will be supplied by Cisco. These will include data processing and transmission equipment that will be installed in 3 master nodes, 20 distribution points, and 138 access points.
- Broadband Internet has become 'the fourth medium of our civilization' which contributes to social and economic development of countries, towns and communities regardless of their size. The implementation of municipal broadband infrastructure in Elbląg will provide the city and its inhabitants with plenty of new opportunities and will enable its transformation towards more intelligent and coherent community. It is a model example of municipal networking that may be effectively duplicated in other Polish cities – said Piotr Skirski, Director of the Public Sector Department at Cisco.