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Whoever wants to break into the gigabit society needs fiber. The enormous pace of digitization and the bandwidth with which this technological revolution is taking place challenges the economy and politics. In the age of digital networking, the costs for the expansion are significant but must be makeable. Our strengths lie in the fast, safe and cost-efficient construction of fiber networks.

Push the Red Button

Push of the red button by Nano_Trench and Vodafone

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.

May the inventor's spirit

"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.

Nano_Trench and 1&1Versatel

New technologies

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.

Österreichische Glasfaser Verlegung and 1&1Versatel

1&1 Versatel

In mid - December 2016 1&1 Versatel, EWG - Essen Economic Promotion and the city administration in Essen-Kettwig launched a pilot project: In just three days, fiber was laid by using the innovative Nano-Trench technology.

156 billions Fiber To The Home (FTTH) for all in the European Union costs 156 billion euros. This was announced by the industry organization FTTH Council Europe on 26 January 2017, citing COMSOF calculations for the EU-28 countries.


"Expansion of the




Digital Summit


Speech by

Angela Merkel

Germany's digital future can only be won by fiber optics. This is the current IW-Consult study presented at the "Digitising Europe" symposium.

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.

"There was a time when

road connection and power supply

was important


there are

fiber networks"

Nano_Trench since 2010 in use

Since 2010 in use

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.

A village surfs with Nano_Trench

A village surfs

The small town of Siegenfeld was already equipped with fiber as part of a pilot project of A1 Telekom Austria in 2010. By means of Nano-Trench, the fiber cables were simply laid in the street of the 600-inhabitants village. And 2017, Siegenfeld is still surfing.

Effective laying with Nano_Trench

Effective laying

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.

Turn-Key expansion of a village with Österreichische Glasfaser Verlegung

We congratulate

The broadband project of Lower Austria is the winner of the European Broadband Award 2016Underneath 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.

Innovative family

The latest technology from the Austrian family business supports the economical network expansion and thus offers a further innovative alternative.

Breko 2016 & 2017

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).

Germany finally gets Gigabit Internet, but how long does it take...

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.

"Plan and Build the Network You Need Trough the Possibilities You Have"


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