Telekom Austria brings FTTH to Vienna

The Telekom Austria Group says it has “successfully finalized” the roll out of fiber-optic infrastructure in the 15th and 19th Vienna districts as part of its fiber pilot project. The pilot project will use both fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) topologies.

The Telekom Austria Group says it has “successfully finalized” the roll out of fiber-optic infrastructure in the 15th and 19th Vienna districts as part of its fiber pilot project. The pilot project will use both fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) topologies.

Approximately 90,000 households and commercial businesses in the two districts will now be served via Telekom Austria’s high-speed GigaNet network. Telekom Austria expects to connect approximately 2.1 million households and commercial businesses across the country to its GigaNet service by the end of the year.

“Multimedia services are considerably driving broadband demand – this is why we have launched our GigaNet initiative. The rollout of a full-coverage fiber-optic network in the 15th and 19th Vienna districts marks a further important milestone in Austria’s digital capabilities. With fiber-to-the-home solutions, we can reach vastly improved transmission speeds going forward. The services that might push this network infrastructure to its limits have not been invented yet,” said Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of the Telekom Austria Group.

Telekom Austria initially will offer 30-Mbps services in the two districts. However, the pilot project also calls for 200 households and commercial businesses in both districts to receive 100-Mbps services, and one lucky family to receive 1-Gbps service. The carrier hopes to offer services at speeds greater than 30 Mbps in the second half of 2011.

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