Vectoring and super-vectoring are now squeezing the last MB out of the copper line. Both technologies are now used to provide higher internet speeds in the existing copper and cable network. Yet neither technology offers symmetrical bandwidth to the network, i.e. for uploads. This will become increasingly important over the coming years. Especially when larger files have to be sent, something that can be particularly important for business applications, the upload speed is also relevant.
It can generally be said that the bandwidth demand has been growing relentlessly for decades – and once the bandwidth is available, the corresponding applications, whether television in HD via the internet (IPTV), video calls, home office, cloud services, TV streaming (e.g. Netflix), or in industry (remote diagnostics), or in healthcare (operating at a distance), will also come onto the market. Only flawless fibre optics in the form of FTTH will deliver the desired bandwidth, be it download or upload speed, over the long term.
The emphasis is therefore now also on the gigabit revolution, where bandwidths of 1000 MB or more are common. The broadband network of tomorrow is being built everywhere in Germany on the basis of the latest fibre optic technology. The fibre optic networks are also moving ever closer to consumer households, especially in rural areas. Good news, too, that since 2020 fibre optic expansion has been accelerating again, even into the countryside!
The challenge: fibre optic expansion
However, achieving fibre optic connections across the whole of Germany remains a gigantic challenge. A challenge requiring optimal coordination between federal states, municipalities, investors, network operators and contractors, particularly in view of the federal government’s ambition that the whole of Germany should be equipped with fibre optics by no later than 2030.
High-quality project implementation
Achieving this goal requires not only an acceleration of the approval process and possible cooperation with private financiers, but also implementing projects as efficiently as possible once they have been approved. In order to ensure a high-quality, controlled, sustainable and therefore future-proof project implementation.
And we can provide you with support in this as a network operator or as a contractor. In particular through the proven fibre rollout software GO FiberConnect, which has already been used in more than 300 projects in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
GO FiberConnect optimises and automates all Fiber To The Home (FTTH) activities and facilitates the rollout of FTTH. GO FiberConnect is an FTTH rollout tool which has been developed for and together with network operators and contractors. The solution centralises all data that is exchanged from design, apps in the field, communication with residents, BI tools, OTDR devices and more.
We would be happy to tell you more about this at the Fiberdays in Wiesbaden, March 15 to 16th 2023.
Sales director at GO FiberConnect