Deutsche Telekom to Start Roll Out of Super Vectoring in Q3 2018

4 January 2018
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Deutsche Telekom to Start Roll Out of Super Vectoring in Q3 2018 Image Credit: Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is driving the broadband expansion in Germany as the company passed the 40,000 km mark for the first time in 2017 after it installed some 30,000 km of fiber-optic cables in each of the years 2015 and 2016.

Deutsche Telekom supplied more than 2.5 million new households with VDSL in 2017, bringing the total number served to around 30 million. Deutsche Telekom claims it sold more than a million new broadband connections this year.

The company also continued to make progress in cellular upgrades. LTE service increased to more than 93 percent of the total population in the past year. 

In addition to network expansion, network upgrades will also play a central role.

Decisions were made in 2017 regarding the deployment of vectoring in development areas and rollout in areas near local exchanges. By the first two quarters of 2018, several hundred thousand households in former development areas will enjoy speeds of up to 100 Mbps download and up to 40 Mbps upload, thanks to vectoring.

The Operator also plans to start rolling out super vectoring in the second half of 2018. As a result, little by little, all VDSL lines will support speeds of up to 250 Mbps in future. 

Tim Hottges, CEO, Deutsche Telekom
We aren't only building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centers; our network also extends to the countryside. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion. Some of our upgrade projects serve tens of thousands of households, while others serve just a handful. 

Walter Goldenits, CTO, Telekom Deutschland 
We want to boost the amount of newly installed fiber-optic cable to 60,000 km. But that will only be possible if we switch to alternative installation methods, such as furrowing, above-ground installation, and trenching. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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