DT unveils EUR1.1bn Stuttgart gigabit network project

5 Jul 2018

Deutsche Telekom (DT), which operates in its domestic market under the brand name Telekom Deutschland, has announced plans to invest up to EUR1.1 billion (USD1.3 billion) in the deployment of a ‘gigabit network’ in Stuttgart and five surrounding districts. DT and the Stuttgart Region, which is providing funding of EUR500 million, will partner for the joint rollout of fibre-optic infrastructure in the state capital of Stuttgart and the five surrounding districts of Boeblingen, Esslingen, Goeppingen, Ludwigsburg and Rems-Murr.

The final contract will be signed by the end of the year, following which the first work to connect business parks and municipalities to the fibre-optic network will kick off immediately, with the aim of supplying 90% of company sites in business parks with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) by 2022. By 2025, half of all households, all business parks and all eligible schools will be connected with FTTH. Ultimately, 90% of the total 1.38 million households will benefit from gigabit lines by 2030. Furthermore, LTE coverage in the region will be expanded to 98% of the population, and the region will be one of the first in Germany to get a 5G network.

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