NetCologne, the largest regional telecom provider in Germany, has deployed Nokia’s G.fast solution to extend the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network.
NetCologne, which has built over 28,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables in Germany, aims to offer fiber service into buildings to give end users the option of accessing up to five times faster access speeds, reaching up to 1Gbps.
Nokia will support upgrades to 30,000 Fiber to the Building (FTTB) installations, upgrading the last drop from VDSL2 to G.fast technology. Nokia G.fast 212 MHz technology will bring ultra-broadband speeds to NetCologne’s customers.
The investment in technology upgrade will also increase operational efficiency as zero touch provisioning cuts rollout costs and configuration time in half.
Once NetCologne’s FTTB footprint is transitioned to G.fast, the Nokia Altiplano cloud platform will allow the operator to get better insights in increasing volumes of operational data and automate operations across the entire access network.
Horst Schmitz, head of Technology at NetCologne, said: “Nokia delivered a customisable solution bringing gigabit connectivity cost-effectively into buildings. The cloud platform improves our automation capabilities today and for any future devices added to the network over time.”
Sandra Motley, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “NetCologne becomes a first-mover in the market with SDN-enabled G.fast, which will strengthen its competitiveness.”