Deutsche Telekom to accelerate fibre roll-out
Deutsche Telekom plans to significantly increase the pace of its fibre rollout with the addition of between 2.5 and 3 million connections in 2023.
This year, the company is on track to achieve the goal of offering FTTH connections to an additional 2 million premises. By the end of 2022, Telekom will increase its reach to a total of 5.2 million connections, while by 2024, it is expected to have more than 10 million connections.
As part of the move, Deutsche Telekom also plans to increase the number of fibre optic installers in the Fiber Factory by 50%.
Srini Gopalan, responsible for business in Germany at Telekom says: “Our fibre optic engine is running. We have built more fibre this year than all other competitors combined. In the second phase, we will bring even more fibre even faster to our customers. It's all about growth and scaling. We have a clear plan that we are implementing with our strong team," said. "Our 5G coverage already reaches 94% of people in Germany a good three years after launch. Whether mobile or fibre, our ambition is to be ahead for our customers. The increase we have set ourselves for fibre optic expansion in 2023 is enormous. To ensure that we can continue to deliver on our promises, we need to invest in more than just network technology. We want to hire up to 1,000 new fibre experts, the majority of them for the installation area. We urgently need this power to get superfast connections into people's living rooms."