In mid-July, after a few weeks of effective construction, the "red button" was pressed. Jan Michael Pichler (2.f.l.), CEO of Österr. Glasfaser Verlegung, and Mayoress Birgit Göbhardt (4th from left) started up with Vodafone the new FTTH network of Üchtelhausen.
"The joy of the local residents to get fast Internet soon, slowly deviates from the anger that cover layers of streets, now by micro-trenching are destroyed again. May the inventor's spirit of civil engineers quickly produce an acceptable solution."
This is where Nano_Trench starts, it neither destroys the top layer nor the top and bottom of the street. It is also possible to move the inserted cables up or down as required.
In order to prevent Germany from falling further in the broadband sector, telecommunication providers have to become more widespread. Against this backdrop, 1&1 Versatel in Essen has used the nano-trench technology for the laying of fiber-optic cables instead of classical civil engineering.
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If you want to transport gigabits in a matter of seconds, you must drain the copper and turn to the glass fiber. The South Koreans have realized this and already 70 percent of all connections have been placed on fiber optic cables. Sweden comes to 46 percent, Norway to 31 percent and Portugal to 24 percent. And Germany? Is at 1.3 percent. Investments in glass fiber connections are worthwhile. If the number increases by 1 percent, the gross domestic product (GDP) will increase by around 0.03 percent, according to calculations by IW researchers. For Germany, this would result in a GDP increase of around 900 million euro. High-performance broadband networks are also creating a growing economy: on average, the average transmission speed of the IW is 1 percent, accompanied by an increase in GDP of 0.07 percent. For Germany, this equates to a GDP of 2 billion Euro. "Just because Germany is still at the beginning of fiber optic development, particularly great advantages are to be expected with such investments", said Hüther.
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A1 Telekom Austria made Siegenfeld in Lower Austria to a fiber village. As part of a pilot project, Siegenfeld was already equipped with fiber glass in 2010 and the approximately 200 households in the municipality could use high-speed internet with more than 30 Mbps since then.
Waidhofner invention is in demand throughout the EU. That the Österreichische Glasfaserverlegungsges.m.b.H. is actually regarded as a significant alternative in the laying of fiber networks, was by no means clear from today.
The broadband project of Lower Austria is the winner of the European Broadband Award 2016. Underneath 66 submissions, the "NÖ"-model of nöGIG was nominated together with a Swedish and a Dutch project for the award in the "Offenheit und Wettbewerb" category. The winner is nöGIG and the prize was presented by Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for The digital economy.
The latest technology from the Austrian family business supports the economical network expansion and thus offers a further innovative alternative.
The Österreichische Glasfaser Verlegung is a guest at the Breko, the largest German fiber exhibition. The members of the German Broadband Communication Association (BREKO) clearly point to the future-proof fiber and are currently responsible for more than 60 percent of the competitive expansion with direct fiber optic connections (FTTB / FTTH).
The Bundesverband Breitbandkommunikation (Breko), in which nearly 160 network operators are organized, also calls for significantly higher speeds. "Germany must score the most powerful digital infrastructure in Europe", says Breko President Norbert Westfal. "Pure glass fiber connections, right up to all citizens and businesses, will soon be as important as a water or electricity connection." They would form a central foundation for economic growth and prosperity for today's society as well as for future generations.