Deutsche Telekom Surpasses 7.1 Million FTTH Homes, Leads German Fiber Expansion

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Deutsche Telekom Surpasses 7.1 Million FTTH Homes, Leads German Fiber Expansion
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In October, the Deutsche Telekom made a significant leap by adding 250,000 more households to its FTTH network, bringing the total to 7.1 million. This update came straight from the network operator on November 28, 2023.

During the same month, they also amped up data transfer rates for 364,000 households. Surprisingly, about 114,000 households are still in the process of getting Vectoring or Supervectoring upgrades.

Even though the Telekom declared the completion of its Vectoring expansion, they’re still pushing ahead with several FTTC projects.

Back in March 2021, they mentioned that ongoing FTTC contracts would naturally reach completion. Some of these contracts have a lifespan of 48 months. Additionally, they’re continuing to upgrade VDSL to Vectoring in certain areas by swapping cards.

The Telekom stands out as the leader in expanding fiber optic networks

Under their network umbrella, approximately 36 million households have access to plans offering speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps).

Impressively, more than 29 million households can opt for plans boasting speeds of 250 Mbps or higher. Since the start of the year, around 2.6 million households have had their data transfer rates boosted.

Just to break it down a bit, Vectoring offers speeds of up to 100 Mbps for downloads and up to 40 Mbps for uploads. If you’re on Supervectoring, you can get speeds of up to 250 Mbps for downloads and still up to 40 Mbps for uploads.

But with FTTH (Fiber To The Home), they’re offering blazing speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) for downloads and 200 Mbps for uploads. No wonder the Telekom is leading the pack as Germany’s largest FTTH operator!

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