Eurofiber snaps up UNET

22 May 2013

Eurofiber Nederland, a provider of dark fibre connections, Ethernet and optical transmission services, has purchased Dutch telecommunication multi-services provider UNET for an undisclosed sum. The deal will allow Eurofiber to further consolidate its position in the business-to-business (B2B) telecommunications infrastructure segment in the Netherlands.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, UNET was founded in 2003 by First Mile Ventures (FMV) and Broadband Innovative Solutions (BIS), after the government decided to set up a fibre-optic network in the city of Almere. The city council raised funds from the central government and the EU and leased out the network to UNET. In 2004 the operator jointly with the Flevoland government and other commercial parties initiated the construction of a fibre network in Almere through the Almere Fibre Pilot Project. The parties were AT&T, BBNed, BT, Cisco, IBM, KPN, Sara and Schuuring communication network. In March 2004 UNET started offering its fibre-based internet access, voice telephony and TV services in Almere.

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