New, high-quality data services such as IPTV are to be rolled out by leading Bulgarian internet service provider following a major upgrade to its network including fibre to the home (FTTH).

As part of the rollout, EVO has signed a three-year contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to supply its gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology for the upgrade. NSN will deliver customer premise equipment (CPE), providing subscribers the option to connect Internet and IPTV as well as legacy telephone services simultaneously.

The network giant is also supplying the optical line termination unit to consolidate all traffic from the CPEs and services such as installation and maintenance to the Internet Service Provider for the FTTH infrastructure.

“Our goal is to improve the individual experience and satisfaction of our subscribers by providing new high-quality services, and increasing network capacity,” explained Rosen Velikov, CEO of EVO Ltd. “Nokia Siemens Networks’ solution will translate into a more cost-efficient network expansion and also guarantee extremely reliable and high-quality data services to our subscribers.”

“Bulgarian citizens demand increased broadband access and new, convergent services. is playing an important role in bridging the broadband gap and setting high service quality parameters for us to meet,” added Dietmar Appeltauer, head of central-east Europe sales for Nokia Siemens Networks. “We are confident that users can benefit from a much improved experience.”