Full-service provider Magenta Telekom, which was formed in 2019 from the merger of wireless operator T-Mobile Austria and cableco UPC Austria, has announced it has recorded download and upload speeds of 2.2Gbps and 554Mbps, respectively, on its cable network under real conditions. The field test was preceded by a new type of upgrade of the existing gigabit network, which will be rolled out for homes and businesses in Vienna in the next few years, followed by other parts of the country.
‘Two years ago we made Vienna one of the first gigabit cities in Europe. Today we are ringing in the upgrade of our gigabit network and starting again in the capital,’ said Volker Libovsky, CTIO at Magenta Telekom, adding: ‘Today’s gigabit network will become a multi-gigabit network for our customers. Our commitment to Vienna and Austria remains unbroken. We will continue to invest in expanding and upgrading our networks. A modern, high-performance infrastructure strengthens the business location.’
Magenta’s gigabit cable network reaches more than 1.4 million households and businesses with a further 150,000 new connections expected to be deployed by 2025. The firm has invested around EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion) in its fixed and mobile infrastructure across the entire country since 2018.