Nokia has announced that it has deployed its G.fast solution to extend the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network of German regional telecoms operator NetCologne. The Finnish vendor’s technology allows NetCologne to extend its fibre service into buildings to give end users the option of accessing speeds of up to 1Gbps. Upgrades will be carried out to 30,000 fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) installations in the greater Cologne/Bonn/Aachen area, upgrading from VDSL2 to G.fast technology and increasing operational efficiency.
Horst Schmitz, Head of Technology at NetCologne, said: ‘We provide the city of Cologne and associated regions with leading-edge telecom services. Nokia delivered a highly customisable solution that is ideal for the next step in our network plans: bringing gigabit connectivity cost-effectively into buildings. On top, the cloud platform improves our automation capabilities today and for any future devices added to the network over time.’