Tele Columbus to deliver FTTH in Weißwasser

Pÿur Tele ColumbusGerman cable operator Tele Columbus is continuing its upgrade to fibre across parts of its network by preparing work to build out fibre to individual apartments in Weißwasser in eastern Saxony.

The company, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has struck agreements with housing associations WBG – Wohnungs-baugesellschaft mbH Weißwasser, WGW Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Weißwasser eG and WGO – Wohnungsgenossenschaft in der Oberlausitz to build out fibre to over 6,000 apartments in the town, which has a population of about 15,000, meaning that fibre will reach about 80% of inhabitants.

Tele Columbus currently offers speeds of up to 400Mbps in Weißwasser, with fibre terminating in front of buildings. The upgrade to FTTH will begin in earnest at the end of this year, with work set to be completed by 2025.

Tele Columbus has made a series of fibre upgrade announcements across its predominantly eastern German footprint recently, with an upgrade to FTTH beginning in the major city of Leipzig, as well as an expansion of its FTTH footprint in Berlin.

The operator is to deliver fibre connections to 18,000 homes in Leipzig, with the potential to extend to a further 35,000 homes in the city.

In Berlin, Tele Columbus 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.

The operator said this week it would upgrade its network in the town of Wittenberge to deliver Gigabit internet to 7,000 homes through fibre to apartment blocks’ basements.

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