Tele Columbus expanding FTTH footprint in Berlin

German cable operator Tele Columbus Group, which operates under the PŸUR brand, is to extend its fibre footprint in Berlin through a new agreement with housing association the Berliner Bau- und Wohnungsgenossenschaft von 1892 eG.

The deal means that more than 6,500 households will be connected to fibre by 2029.

While Tele Columbus completed the Gigabit conversion of all HFC cable internet connections in Berlin at the beginning of the year, the parallel expansion of its full fibre network is continuing.

The early extension of an existing licence agreement with the BBWO 1892 means that necessary expansion work on cable network levels 3 and 4 to deliver FTTH will begin at individual addresses this year and will be expanded from 2024.

By the end of 2029, the last of the approximately 6,500 fibre connections should be completed, for which Tele Columbus is preparing to expand fibre into individual apartments and to a more limited extent fibre to the basement of apartment blocks

Christian Biechteler, member of the Management Board and chief sales officer housing industry and infrastructure at Tele Columbus AG, said: “Thanks to the expansion project, all PŸUR customers of the properties concerned can be supplied with speeds in excess of the currently available Gigabit in the medium term. With even more available capacity in the network, further jumps in speed will be possible. All Internet customers of PŸUR benefit from this gain, regardless of their contracted speed. FTTH fibre availability stands for high reliability and stable bandwidths.”

Tele Columbus said it was actively supportingh the Berlin Senate in achieving its gigabit coverage goals. Tele Columbus has been able to implement Gigabit conversion of all households in Berlin, which has already been completed, two years ahead of the target set by the Senate.

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