Extensive Fibre Build-Out
High-Speed Internet for 11,000 Homes in Bernau
- Bernau (Brandenburg) now connected with fibre to Berlins backbone
- High-Speed Internet with up to 400 Mbit/s
- Network Launch begins on 6 May 2019
Bernau, 6 May 2019. Tele Columbus AG, offering its TV, Internet and Telephony services under the brand PŸUR, finalizes the technical upgrade of Bernau's city area network this month. Around 11,000 homes are now connected via fibre and are served by Tele Columbus' Berlin-based backbone. The upgraded HFC network (hybrid-fibre-coax) is a future-proof solution to ensure broadband Internet at gigabit speeds for Bernau.
Customer's expectations of a state-of-the-art TV and Internet supply is constantly rising. Following the successful finalization of the network upgrade, Bernau is now connected to Tele Columbus' Berlin-based backbone. This allows for high-speed Internet access on the Company's fibre network. Around 11,000 homes will now be able to access the network. The network launch will be started on 6 May 2019 and makes Bernau ready for the gigabit age. Tele Columbus deployed new cables over a distance of 16 kilometres. The local satellite head-end was newly constructed and already connected end of last year. A total of 70 kilometres of fibre have been deployed in Bernau and the network layout towards the premises was completely overhauled.
"Upon completion of the network upgrade, Bernau is now part of our state-of-the-art and gigabit-ready networks in the province of Brandenburg" explains Dietmar Pöltl, Chief Technology Officer at Tele Columbus AG. He adds, "Bernau's city area network represents a reliable and high-performance supply of TV, Internet and Telephony. The high share of deployed fibre is a clear competitive advantage for Bernau as a location to live and work".
As a leading fibre network operator and expert for multimedia and digitalization, Tele Columbus plans to continue to invest strongly over the next couple of years into the modernization and upgrade of its own networks in order to make cities and municipalities ready for the gigabit age.
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany's leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand PŸUR, the Company, offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.
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