Latvian operators hit by cable thieves

Latvian rivals telco Lattelecom and cable operator Baltkom have recently apparently been struggling against a common enemy – thieves who target their cable networks.

Lattelecom yesterday welcomed the arrest, following a joint operation by Latvian police and its own security department, of an organised gang that had targeted the operator’s fibre-optic infrastructure in the Teikâ district of Riga since last October. Baltkom meanwhile has reported that the theft of optical cables has disrupted services in the same district.


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