High-speed, future-proof networking with FTTH
Tele Columbus connects 2,000 Hamburg-based homes directly to fibre-optic network
Berlin, 12 May 2022. Tele Columbus, one of Germany’s leading fibre network operators, is set to equip almost all of the Hamburger Lehrerbau-Genossenschaft eG’s residential portfolio with direct fibre-optic connections by the end of 2022. High-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) internet offering gigabit bandwidth will soon be available to more than 2,000 homes, under an agreement recently concluded with the housing cooperative.
The direct fibre-optic connection of each home will replace the existing hybrid fibre-optic coax network, which Tele Columbus current operates. The new network connection will continue to supply tenants with internet, telephony and an extensive range of TV channels through the PŸUR brand but at a much higher level of performance. Users are also guaranteed reliable, high-speed connections even as internet usage continues to rise.
“We opted to expand the fibre-optic network in collaboration with our established partner Tele Columbus because we want to lay the groundwork for long-term, high-performance internet in the interests of our tenants before existing technology reaches its limits of performance,” said Lehrerbau executive board member Volker Emich. Fellow board member Martin Siebert added: “Tele Columbus allows us to bring nearly our entire residential portfolio throughout Hamburg and beyond up to the latest, state-of-the-art standards within a short period of time. After all, high-quality network infrastructure also strengthens the standard of living and safeguards the values of our cooperative properties.”
Tenants and members of the cooperative will not incur any additional costs as a result of the fibre-optic expansion; no work will have to be carried out in the homes themselves, except replacing the access point and laying a short section of new cabling. Tele Columbus will inform all residents in good time about any work carried out in their building.