Huawei has announced that it will be solely responsible for the second phase rollout of a high speed G.fast broadband access network for German regional operator M-net. The Chinese vendor’s G.fast solution, which reuses existing in-house cable infrastructure, will be adopted on the network to achieve speeds of between 500Mbps and 1Gbps, based on fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology. The E2E G.fast solution includes an optical line terminal (OLT), G.fast distributed point unit (DPU) and G.fast customer premises equipment (CPE), which will enable the Munich-based operator to roll out the network in an economic and efficient way. ‘The decision for Huawei was an easy one, thanks to our successful previous co-operation with Huawei on the GPON technology. We intend to strengthen our market leadership in Bavaria, Germany with this new technology,’ commented M-net’s CEO Jens Prautzsch.
Founded in July 1996, M-net provides fixed voice and broadband internet services over its fibre-based networks in Bavaria, the city of Ulm in Baden-Wurttemberg and Main-Kinzig-Kreis in Hesse, TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes.