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KPMG and Octigon to draw up broadband feasibility study

A GROUP comprising KPMG Slovensko, s.r.o. and Octigon, a.s. has won a tender to prepare a feasibility study related to projects conducted as part of the Informatisation of Society Operational Programme (OPIS). The programme focuses on increasing the accessibility of broadband internet. Two Slovak bidders enrolled in the tender, according to information published in the EU Official Journal. The Slovak Cabinet Office is the procurer of the feasibility study, the SITA newswire reported on October 20.

A GROUP comprising KPMG Slovensko, s.r.o. and Octigon, a.s. has won a tender to prepare a feasibility study related to projects conducted as part of the Informatisation of Society Operational Programme (OPIS). The programme focuses on increasing the accessibility of broadband internet. Two Slovak bidders enrolled in the tender, according to information published in the EU Official Journal. The Slovak Cabinet Office is the procurer of the feasibility study, the SITA newswire reported on October 20.

The tender was for a feasibility study related to the OPIS third priority axis, the aim of which is to support activities intended to stimulate demand from households and private individuals for broadband technologies by improving regulatory tools.

Through indirect tools, the OPIS broadband axis wants to support sustainable development of broadband networks in market segments that are not attractive to commercial providers and thus increase the quality of the competitive environment in the telecoms market.

About €113.1 million has been allocated in total for the OPIS third priority axis “Broadband” for the years 2007-2013. The majority of funds, €96.2 million, comes from the EU. The remaining €16.9 million is covered by Slovakia’s national budget.

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