TELECOMMUNICATIONS operator and internet access provider Slovanet has acquired a 100-percent stake in the Bratislava-based company Robur, s.r.o., the operator of the Bratislava network RoburNet. Slovanet described it as the most important acquisition in the telecommunications sector this year.
The Bratislava operator has 5,100 clients and its network covers over 30,000 households in the Bratislava districts of Petržalka, Karlova Ves, Dúbravka, Ružinov and Dolné Hony. Slovanet plans to make further investments in the network and incorporate it into its infrastructure, the SITA newswire wrote on October 22.
Slovanet executive director Peter Máčaj said he was extremely pleased with the acquisition of RoburNet, as it is a local provider and has the biggest number of clients in the capital. “We will invest further in the network, merge it with our existing infrastructure, and thus build the biggest optical-metallic metropolitan network of any alternative operator in Slovakia,” he said. Slovanet plans to start providing triple-play services over the RoburNet network and announced further investments to improve the quality of client service and technical support.
RoburNet is the fifth acquisition by Slovanet in the last 11 months. Its buying spree began at the end of last year; acquisitions have included Kryha in Prešov, CATV Tekov in Zlaté Moravce, Micronet in Bratislava and BrNET in Brezno.
Slovanet is part of Asseco Group, an international communications technology congomerate.
17. Nov 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports