Since January this year, Deutsche Telekom has opened 381 new growth areas with gigabit Internet. It is expected to be 2,000 for the full year.
In the first quarter of this year, telcos opened 381 new building areas with fiber optics, the company reported. There are 42 commercial areas in these.
About 31,000 families and businesses will benefit from a fast fiber optic connection of up to one gigabit per second when downloading. When uploading, it is 200 megabits per second.
“Fiber optics is the future,” says Klaus Müller, responsible for fiber optics at Telecom. This is the reason why new growth areas account for a great deal of fiber optic expansion, both in the city and in the country.
Streaming Services and Online Gaming
In addition, the fiber optic connection provides all the options for digital applications, according to the telco in its press release. For example home office connections, IP TV, streaming services and online gaming. Companies can use it to respond to ever-increasing digital needs.
According to Telekom, about 2,000 new growth areas in Germany are to be equipped with fiber optics each year. An expansion decision has already been made for 766 additional areas, affecting approximately 41,500 homes and commercial units.
Germany lags behind other countries in terms of expansion
Home-to-fiber optic connections (FTTH – Fiber to the Home) are still rare in Germany. not even seven percent German families can use fiber optics. Most OECD countries have a high ratio to offer here.
Telecom is paying too much to switch to fiber optics. Telecom says it intends to invest more than 30 billion euros in laying underground fiber optic cabling by 2030.
By the end of 2024, Telecom wants to supply ten million households with FTTH. Telecom is currently more than three million FTTH connection.
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