Telekom deploys 40,000km of fibre this year, 60,000km to follow in 2018

24 Nov 2017

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), is accelerating its rollout of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and expects to lay 40,000km of fibre-optic cables this year, up from the 30,000km originally planned, with a further 60,000km planned for deployment next year. The telco has revealed that it is trialling a new marketing strategy which will see FTTH pilot projects launched in smaller towns. Starting with Bad Staffelstein in Franconia, residents will be able to register for a fibre-optic line and if a minimum of 750 orders are received during the pre-marketing phase, the FTTH network will be built out to the community by the end of 2018. Further pilot towns in Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Saxony and Thuringia are to follow early next year.

Business parks are a particular focus of the FTTH rollout, alongside subsidised expansion activities and partnerships with competitors. Telekom says it fibre-optic network now totals 455,000km in length.

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