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FTTH: Telecom Offers 1 Gbps for Glass Fiber Customers

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 | Gadgets

Deutsche Telekom offers the tariff Magenta Home Giga with 1 Gbit / s for the customers, which are supplied with FTTH. This was announced by Niek Jan van Damme, CEO of Telekom Deutschland, on 1 September 2017. The tariff costs 119.95 euros per month, the upload is up to 500 MBit / s.

Magenta Home Giga also offers a telephone rate in the German fixed network and the German mobile networks as well as the IP TV offer Entertain TV Plus.
This offer is only available to FTTH customers, said van Damme. Such data rates are not possible with Vectoring. "FTTH affects a very small number of customers in Germany, with almost 700,000 customers at the end of the year," he added. The Telekom had laid 445,000 km of glass fiber.
Van Damme leaves
The outgoing German CEO explained that this was his last IFA. "It's not just about FTTH, but Vectoring is fiber. The possibilities of copper are still not exhausted."
In terms of grid expansion in other countries, such as Switzerland and the Netherlands, van Damme also opted for vectoring, because FTTH lasts too long. There Telekom help with their knowledge.
"We have announced that we will cover 80 per cent of households in Germany with broadband – at least 50 MBit / s, and we will do that," said van Damme.
After a transitional period in the fourth quarter of this year, Dirk Wössner took over from van Damme in January 2018. It comes from Rogers Communications from Canada, where 1 Gbit / s according to the representation of the telecoms is offered. Rogers Communications is active in Canada in the area of ​​TV cable network, fixed network and mobile communications.

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