As part of its broadband strategy “billions for millions”, Deutsche Telekom said its target for the next stage is to provide 26 million households with up to 100 Mbps and 15 million households with as much as 250 Mbps by the end of the year.
The Operator wants to ensure that broadband coverage was built out as quickly and as comprehensively as possible. With a market share of 40 percent in the broadband market, Deutsche Telekom said it will provide some 80 percent of households and companies with high-speed Internet by the end of the year, whether directly or indirectly.
Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom made reference to current fiber-optic projects, for example, in Bautzen (56,000 households), the Western Pomerania/Rügen area (40,000 households) and Naumburg/Saale (46,000 households).
Tim Höttges also made reference to upload rates, which he said were increasing in importance. “The days when we were all only recipients of data on the Internet are long since gone; now we are also senders. And Deutsche Telekom’s network makes uploading data possible,” the company CEO pointed out. At the same time, Deutsche Telekom had laid the foundations for further build-out of fiber to the home, an aim that Deutsche Telekom was pursuing “resolutely and constantly.”