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Deutsche Telekom Launches Germany's Biggest Fibre Broadband Project

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Deutsche Telekom this week began installing faster Internet connections on the mainland portion of north-east Germany's Western Pomerania/Rügen district. 

The initiative is currently Germany's largest FTTH project that involves laying of approximately 1,700 kilometers of optical fiber and installation of 1,000 fiber-optic street cabinets. The fiber-optic roll-out will benefit 40,000 households and businesses, said the Operator.

The first customers will enjoy connection speeds of up to 1Gbit/s and upload speeds of up to 500 Mbps by the end of 2018. 

As construction gets underway this week, the first customers will be able to use their new lines by the end of the year. However, the civil engineering works are so extensive that the roll-out will not be complete until the third quarter of 2019.

Ealier this month, ​​​Deutsche Telekom announced that more than 745,000 households in some 1,200 cities and communities in Germany can now surf much faster thanks to network transformation. In addition to the IP migration that has been well underway in 50 major German cities, Deutsche Telekom has also been driving forward the migration to the IP network in rural areas.

Timotheus Hottges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom
We are showing that rural areas and fast Internet needn't be a contradiction in terms. In just eighteen months, residents of the Western Pomerania/Rügen district will be able to surf the web at speeds of 1 gigabit. That will make this district the first in Germany to have world-beating digital infrastructure.

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

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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