German Operator NetCologne to Launch 1Gbps Ultra-broadband Access via ZTE's G.fast Solution

German Operator NetCologne to Launch 1Gbps Ultra-broadband Access via ZTE's G.fast Solution Image Credit: Volff/Bigstockphoto.com

German fiber network operator NetCologne has selected ZTE’s G.fast solution to provide 1Gbps ultra-broadband access based on reusing the existing copper resources without requiring fiber construction in the residential network.

NetCologne and ZTE signed an agreement on a strategic partnership in February 2017. According to the agreement, ZTE will provide NetCologne with advanced network equipment including G.fast distribution point units (DPUs) and terminals. ZTE and NetCologne showcased the access rate of G.fast@ 212MHz profile reaching more than 1.8Gbps (the download rate is over 1.6 Gbps and the upload rate is about 0.2 Gbps) on May 31, 2017 at the AngaCom exhibition in Cologne. ZTE’s G.fast solution was developed to enable NetCologne’s fibre-to-the-building (FttB) access network to enter the Gigabit era.

Timo von Lepel, MD of NetCologne
This month, we started to offer ultra high-speed data flat rate of 1Gbps in our commercial network to more than 250,000 residential customers.

Sun Jie, MD of ZTE Deutschland
In doing so, we continue to expand Cologne’s leading position as Germany's most digital city. Providing the world’s first network on G.fast@ 212Mhz solution is a giant technical milestone.

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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