PRESS RELEASE: Tele Columbus AG: Eisenbahner-Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft (EWG) and Tele Columbus to build complete fiber optic network for approximately 8,000 homes
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High speed internet for an entire housing co-op
Eisenbahner-Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft (EWG) and Tele Columbus to build a complete fiber optic network for around 8,000 households
– New concession agreement between EWG and Tele Columbus
– Two-phase approach to FTTH coverage
– Gigabit level upload and download speeds
Berlin / Dresden, September 15, 2021. Excavators were on site today to officially launch a project to gradually offer high-speed Internet to tenants of the Eisenbahner-Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft (EWG) housing cooperative in Dresden-Briesnitz. Thanks to an agreement between EWG and fiber optic network operator Tele Columbus, which markets its products under the PYUR brand, residents will have access to a sustainable fiber optic connection. The project will benefit the entire housing cooperative, which rents around 8,000 units in Gorbitz, Briesnitz and other areas of Dresden.
In the future, stable streaming, video conferencing, working from home and home schooling will all be possible at the same time. The new contract also means lower TV bills for tenants from 2023.
EWG has been working for a long time to get high-speed internet for all of its members, which led to it announcing a tender for the housing co-op’s multimedia services. The contract was awarded to Tele Columbus AG. EWG has worked with the supplier for over 20 years and has also partnered with the company to resolve customer service issues.
“The fast internet means that our members will be well prepared for the advanced digitization of our daily lives in the future,” says Michael Reichel, Chairman of the Board of EWG Dresden eG. “The urgency became very clear during the lockdown, when every member of the family was looking to use the internet at the same time – for video conferences with colleagues, for going to school from home or for playing HD video games. Being able to do this at the same time without problems in the future will significantly improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods To our knowledge, we are the first housing cooperative in Dresden to launch a project like this for each unit. ”
EWG and Tele Columbus signed a new concession agreement in July 2021 that provides for a two-phase fiber-to-the-home infrastructure upgrade. In a first phase, the existing fiber optic network will be extended to buildings to achieve what is called a “fiber-to-the-building” connection, increasing the download bandwidths available by 400 Mbit / s today. at 1000 Mbps by the end of 2022 and giving EWG tenants access to gigabit Internet services for the first time.
In the second phase, individual units will be connected from 2023. The resulting fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connection will make gigabit-level simultaneous download and upload speeds a reality. Until now, download speeds have been significantly slower than upload speeds, which means putting data on the internet has taken longer than getting it back. Symmetric bandwidth will ensure that downloads and uploads take the same time in the future.
“As a housing industry partner with a clear commitment to the expansion of the fiber optic network, we are delighted to have the opportunity to continue our proven partnership with EWG Dresden and would like to express our gratitude for the Trust us, “said Rüdiger Schmidt, Sales Director Housing Industry and Infrastructure at Tele Columbus Group. “The new agreement ensures that every resident of every apartment has access to high performance TV and Internet infrastructure. We are confident that the decision to focus on FTTH connections at all levels will pay off for tenants and landlords.”
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany’s leading fiber network operators serving more than 3 million homes. Through its PYUR brand, the Company offers high-speed Internet access including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All this through a digital entertainment platform that combines linear television and video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners, the Tele Columbus Group offers tailor-made cooperation models and cutting-edge services such as telemetry and tenant portals. As a full service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company actively supports the expansion of fiber-based infrastructure and broadband internet in Germany. For its business customers, the Group offers operator services and business solutions on its proprietary fiber network. In addition to its headquarters in Berlin, the company has offices in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring / Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG has been a listed company.
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