Deutsche Telekom completes 1st phase of the nearshore rollout

Deutsche Telekom completes 1st phase of the nearshore rollout

BONN, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom completed the first of three tranches of the nearshore rollout. Providing 3,152 nearshore areas across 2,855 local networks and around 1,700,000 households now benefit from faster internet connections with Speeds of up to 250 MBit/s.

Jürgen Hardt, project manager for nearshore rollout at Telekom Deutschland: “The nearshore areas roll-out is a key plant of our broadband strategy. We are proud to have completed the first of three tranches so successfully. This was an excellent team effort from all management areas. The migration in the 394 rollout areas served by the carrier was also provided successfully. We began the rollout in rural areas and are now also increasingly making progress in large cities.”

Deutsche Telekom will lay around 6,000 kilometers of optical fiber in 7,249 nearshore areas and will install more than 30,000 new multi-service access nodes. All 7,600 of Germany’s nearshore areas will be modernized by early 2020 and around six million households will benefit from the rollout.

Nearshore conversion in three phases

  1. Customer migration to IP (internet protocol). The only way to ensure the new technology functions nationwide and completely with IP, all VDSL (Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line) customer lines will be completely freed from old analog components such as splitters, PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) or ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) by migrating customer lines to IP technology.
  2. Technology rollout. The cable distribution box will be retrofitted with a new multi-functional cabinet. The new equipment offers space for the outdoor MSAN. These MSANs are connected up to fiber-optic cables to provide broader bandwidths to customers. This provides a direct optical fiber connection between them, the operating site and the next network element, the Broadband Network Gateway, or BNG for short. Thanks to the BNG, end devices can now work on plug-and-play and new products can be made available more quickly.
  3. Technical migration. To complete the nearshore migration, all customer lines in a given nearshore area are connected to the MSAN in one go. Technologies such as vectoring and super vectoring can now be used.

Customers can check out whether their line is already benefiting from the increased speeds at www.telekom.de/schneller.

SOURCE: Deutsche Telekom AG

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