Construction started on 11,000 FTTH connections
Housing industry in Halle switches to fibre optic
- Moving from cable connection to fibre-optic connection
- Conversion to FTTH for 11,000 homes
- Some 4,000 homes will already have FTTH by the end of 2022
Berlin, 15 June 2022. Tele Columbus AG is planning to switch to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in 11,000 homes in Halle. The first households will be able to switch to fibre-optic connection this year. The upgrade project is based on contractual agreements in place with the housing industry in Halle.
The housing industry in Halle is gradually upgrading its housing stock to the fibre-optic network. “This means that Halle could be on its way to becoming a fibre-optic city for the Tele Columbus Group,” says Rüdiger Schmidt, Chief Sales Officer Housing Industry and Infrastructure for the Tele Columbus Group, praising the foresight of the property management companies in Halle.
The planned upgrade of housing stock in Halle requires just short of 11 kilometres of underground access as well as the replacement of the cabling within the buildings with fibre-optic lines. In total, the Tele Columbus Group will install around 11,000 fibre-optic connections as part of this upgrade. The new fibre-optic connections will provide access to gigabit-speed internet in addition to digital radio and TV packages.
FTTH upgrades bring modern fibre-optic lines right into homes, offering multimedia connections with optimal reserve capacities for the provision of broadband internet. FTTH allows for the easy adjustment of transmission capacity, ensures a particularly stable signal and even saves on the amount of electrical energy used.
Combining upgrade projects and implementing them at the same time, as in Halle, results in synergies that ensure the optimal design of distribution points in the network and all line routes for the connections. The efficient strategy behind this upgrade will allow some 4,000 residential units to switch to the fibre-optic network before the end of 2022.