M-net to expand and fibre net in Munich

German service provider M-net has extended a partnership with regional energy utility Stadtwerke München (SWM) to build out a network to 50,000 additional homes in Munich.

The pair will build out a high-speed broadband network to the homes in the Bavarian state capital in the course of this year, bringing TV, internet and phone services to additional users.

M-net and SWM have been working together to build out fibre networks in Munich since 2010 and connected some 400,000 homes within five years. The second phase of expansion began in 20156, with some 40,000 homes being added to the network last year and another 52,000 to be added this year.

The latest extension will see engineering companies commissioned by SWM laying conduits in the Oberföhring-Ost, Siebenbrunn, Mittersendling-Thalkirchen, Neupasing and Nymphenburg-Nord areas.

The phase two expansion is set to run until 2021, which will see 70% of all home in Munich connected to a FTTB/H network. M-net is using technology to connect FTTB to end users within apartment buildings, with a focus on FTTH in certain areas.

M-net offers an IPTV service with over 100 channels, time-shifted TV and recording, as well as high-speed internet and telephony.

M-net spokesman Nelson Killius said that the main driver for demand for fast internet was entertainment and high-quality video streaming.

Tags: Germany, M-Net

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