A1 Telekom Austria extended its fibre-optic network by an additional 2,100km in the first half of this year, increasing the total length of the infrastructure to around 63,000km. So far in 2021, the fibre network has been expanded to roughly 90 Austrian municipalities, enabling a further 40,000 households to connect to high speed services. A1 says it supplies more than 2.3 million homes and businesses with high speed broadband and that it invests around EUR500 million (USD590 million) in the expansion of its digital infrastructure each year. Under A1’s fibre-optic rollout programme, new buildings and business parks are connected directly to the network, while fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) is used in cities and fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) in rural areas.
‘The expansion of our fibre-optic network in around 90 municipalities underscores our endeavours to make the best possible bandwidth available to as many Austrians as possible. The digital infrastructure ensures that Austria remains an attractive location for business, science and research and that the people who live here can participate in the digital future. A1 invests around EUR500 million every year in order to achieve this goal in the long term,’ stated A1 CEO Marcus Grausam.