Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), plans to roll out one million fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections in the capital Berlin over the next six years. Around 600,000 connections, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps, will be deployed by the end of 2025. Telekom currently supplies around 34 million households with downloads of up to 100Mbps, while around 2.2 million homes across Germany are connected via FTTH. The group will invest more than EUR5.5 billion (USD6.6 billion) in both rural and urban areas of the country in 2021, with this total set to increase to EUR6 billion by 2024.
Srini Gopalan, Telekom Management Board Member, commented: ‘We are the number one fibre-optic company. We are underpinning this claim with the digitisation of the German capital. Our plans for further metropolises will follow shortly. People and companies in Germany and the capital can now get the fastest broadband technology from Telekom. To this end, we are now ramping up our fibre-optic expansion in the capital. We are not concentrating on specific parts of the city, but are expanding in all twelve districts. Because Berlin needs a future-proof digital infrastructure. Telekom takes responsibility for this.’