Deutsche Glasfaser taps Emtelle for €63 million FTTH rollout

Created September 4, 2019
Technologies and Products

Emtelle has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Deutsche Glasfaser, a leading FTTH provider in Germany, for the supply of a range of tube bundles and fibre cables in a contract worth €63 million. Combining two market leaders in FTTH deployment and solution manufacture, the long-term agreement secures the supply of Emtelle’s complete passive FibreFlow solution; from minicables and microducts from exchange to cabinet, and the distribution of Emtelle’s pre-installed fibre systems and tube bundles from cabinet to home. For the final home connection, a range of customer entry systems, termination boxes and patchcords will complement the entire package.

Achieving the specific requirements of the project, Emtelle’s enhanced 4mm tube bundles with the use of its 12 and 24 way Multifu will be deployed to support Deutsche Glasfaser’s rapid network expansion. Emtelle’s RTRYVA solution & 7mm tube bundles will also be supplied to support the network upgrade in certain areas, while its 10/6mm solutions will cover the government funded areas of the project. Deutsche Glasfaser will deploy the FibreFlow solution as part of its ongoing plans to implement FTTH networks quickly and cost-effectively across Germany.

Targeting rural regions of Germany, Deutsche Glasfaser has already begun the deployment of an ultra-fast broadband network using Emtelle solutions in Germany’s largest state. The deployment will now progress to western Germany with plans to expand northwards and to the east of the country.

“As Germany’s fastest-growing FTTH network provider, it’s vital that we have the technology in place which can enable us to rollout ultra-fast connectivity to the outmost rural areas of the nation – and to do so rapidly,” said Dr. Stephan Zimmermann CTO Deutsche Glasfaser.

Tony Rodgers, CEO of Emtelle Group, added: “Emtelle’s extensive knowledge and proven experience of enabling operators’ network builds and expansion plans means we are perfectly positioned to support Deutsche Glasfaser in delivering the nation’s largest FTTH rollout. Our tailor-made, innovative solutions are designed to overcome the key challenges of building complex and largescale fibre deployments, enabling Deutsche Glasfaser to meet the demand for high-speed connectivity in every corner of the nation.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.