Deutsche Telekom will connect all of ABG Frankfurt Holding’s new housing projects to its fibre-optic network over the next 10 years.
The housing company signed an exclusive contract with the telco to serve around 10,000 new apartments. The fibre-optic cables will not only be laid to the basement of the respective house, but directly into each apartment (FTTH).
“With currently around 52,000 apartments, ABG is the largest landlord in the Rhine-Main region. It thus offers living space for almost a quarter of Frankfurt’s population,” said Frankfurt’s Mayor Peter Feldmann. “Over the next 10 years, the real estate group will build around 10,000 new apartments. In my opinion, every second apartment should be a subsidised apartment, primarily for employees with a normal income.”
For these housing projects, Deutsche Telekom will exclusively supply the complete network infrastructure to each individual apartment. The Bonn-based company will not only install a fibre-optic cable for internet, telephone and IPTV (Entertain TV), but also a second one for the reception of classic cable television from Telekom (Zuhause Kabel Fernsehen Fiber).
“Data-intensive applications and the growing use of internet-enabled devices will lead to a further increase in demand for bandwidth among our tenants in the coming years,” said Frank Junker, CEO of ABG Frankfurt Holding. “By relying entirely on fibre-optic infrastructure for our new housing projects, we are also perfectly prepared for future developments in the long term.”
Hagen Rickmann, managing director business customers of Telekom Deutschland, stressed: “A basic TV service based exclusively on fibre optic wiring is unique in the cable market. All the more reason for us to be pleased that we were able to convince such an important company as ABG of our offer.”