Additional capacities for internet backbone
• Tele Columbus expands and modernises optical fibre infrastructure in Berlin
• Additional backbone ring of 82 kilometres for many thousand optical fibres
• Future-ready, highly flexible bandwidths for PŸUR customers
Berlin, 10 January 2022. Tele Columbus AG is expanding and modernising its optical fibre infrastruc-ture in Berlin with the addition of a new backbone ring, which will be able to offer PŸUR customers future-ready, highly flexible bandwidths.
Tele Columbus AG has laid the groundwork for an additional optical fibre ring in Berlin, ensuring that it will be able to handle exponential increases in data volumes in future. The recent acquisition of an underground pipe system spanning over 82 kilometres in length will allow Tele Columbus AG to rapidly create further optical fibre capacities.
The ring is equipped with state-of-the-art bundled ducts for the blown installation of many thousand optical fibres. The optical fibre ring follows roughly the same course as Berlin’s orbital rail-way line, the Ringbahn, and features over 650 shafts with entry and exit points. The system will therefore provide PŸUR customers with a future-ready and highly flexible backbone ring for gigabit bandwidths.
“As an established housing industry partner, we are delighted to be part of efforts to drive forward fibre-optic network expansion with the addition of further backbone capacities in Berlin,” says Rüdiger Schmidt, Chief Sales Officer Housing Industry & Infrastructure at the Tele Columbus Group. “Systematic fibre-optic network expansion will benefit tenants and landlords in equal measure.”
Tele Columbus AG has offered gigabit bandwidths to over one million people in Berlin through its PŸUR brand since 2019. It also continues to press ahead with the expansion of direct fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections, which will make simultaneous gigabit-level upload and download speeds a reality.