A1 Telekom Austria has announced that it has deployed fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology in the municipality of Obertrum-am-See as part of its ongoing ‘Fibre Cities’ project. A total of 17km of fibre-optic cable was laid in the town, connecting around 1,400 households to A1’s high-speed ‘GigaNet’ service. The fibre rollout in Obertrum-am-See represents A1’s first GigaNet deployment in the province of Salzburg, following rollouts in Villach, Klagenfurt and Korneuburg, and additional projects in Vienna’s 15th and 19th districts.
Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of the Telekom Austria Group, commented: ‘A1 is Austria’s only fully integrated communications provider and offers all the elements to make broadband internet, fibre-optics and mobile communications available to the population in Austria. This allows us to provide the cities and communities with a huge locational advantage and to support the local development in industry and education’.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in September 2010 A1 Telekom Austria announced that its high-speed GigaNet rollout had surpassed expectations, and reached 1.5 million homes and businesses across the country, double the telco’s original goal. This meant that around 36% of Austrian households were now passed by the firm’s GigaNet infrastructure. In light of the surpassed targets, Telekom Austria set a new target of 2.3 million connected homes by 2013.