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Tele Columbus completes FTTB rollout in Plauen

Tele Columbus HQ

German cable operator Tele Columbus has completed the rollout of its fibre-to-the-building network to 12,000 homes in the city of Plauen in Saxony.

The operator connected over 1,100 buildings belonging to housing associations WbG Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Plauen mbH and AWG Wohnungsgenossenschaft Plauen eG to its Gigabit-capable network.

Construction work on the project started at the beginning of 2018 and involved 8.5km of civil engineering work and a total of 98km of fibre.

Tele Columbus said it would be able to extend FTTH at minimum cost in buildings with up-to-date microtubes installed in their structure at a later date.

The company said that the completion of the fibre rollout would enable it to eliminate the use of existing copper cables and electrical signal amplifiers.