The startling result: Even a large number of major cities have a zero percent glass fiber! All agglomerations have to be satisfied according to Verivox, with yesterday’s technology – including Stuttgart, the state capital, the innovation pioneer of Baden-Württemberg.

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note: In the evaluation of Verivox is of the “glass fiber” is only on the basis of FTTH or FTTB. So, a fibre-optic connection to the house and not just up to the sidewalk. More on this below.

another finding: in Germany the local authorities have obviously done a very different work. “The fact that the fiber availability in Cologne and Hamburg is about 70 percent as well, due in large part to the year-long development work of the local network operator on-site,” says Eugen Ostasch, telecoms expert at the comparison portal Verivox. “Providers such as NetCologne, M-net and formerly HanseNet have here.”

Germany’s 20 largest cities in the glass fiber-Ranking

FOL / Verivox sources: broadband Atlas BMVI (04.09.2018, read on 21.01.2019); Verivox (Posted speeds January 2018 to January 2019)

Even in Berlin and Munich, only a single glass fiber-Islands

There are however, no large German city that would not be fully supplied, even outside of the 20 largest German cities. It can be a single glass fiber of the Islands, so for example in Berlin you will find only center around the Köpenicker Straße in Berlin-Marzahn round-the-Raoul-Wallenberg-street.

Deutsche Telekom’s fiber-optic availability in Berlin, booth 11. February 2019

In Munich, reached the core of the city of Sendling about Maxvorstadt and Schwabing, a glass fiber ratio of between 75 and 95 percent. Well Hasenbergl are powered and parts of Neuperlach. Outside of the core city of the supply, however, is significantly worse.

0 percent glass fiber in Stuttgart, Germany

Such Islands, smaller cities are sometimes. So about Kornwestheim achieved in the North of Stuttgart in the direction of Ludwigsburg, a glass fiber ratio of 93 per cent, of Stuttgart, has, according to Verivox 0 percent glass fiber.

Not much better, it looks like in the Ruhr area. “The low glass-fibre quotas there explained mainly by weak competition”, so Ostasch. PDF 20 steps to own a home of Our PDF guide explains how you can plan step by step your dream house, Fund, and build.To the PDF guide

expert recommends: Empty tubes in to build a road

with the Expansion of fiber to speed up lines should be installed from the point of view of the Verivox experts, more frequently, empty tubes, whenever anyway road work is necessary. “So repairs for low costs might be in Line as a precaution, empty tubes, which are later to the Expansion of the glass fiber,” says Ostasch.

glass fiber often fails at the “last mile”

However, even if the local distribution box is already connected to the fibre-optic network, the customer applies the brakes frequently on the last meters. Because the fibre-optic expansion of blockage is often at the so-called “last mile”. Thus, the distance of the line from the exchange to the connection of the customer is meant.

The last mile is divided into several sections, in which usually a combination of copper and fiber cables. The common names for these transmission systems

  • FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Curb)
  • FTTB (Fibre-to-the-Building)
  • FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home)
  • FTTD (Fibre-to-the-Desk)

a high bandwidth, need to rebuild the network operator of the last mile of the pure copper cabling to fiber optics. “FTTH or FTTB need to be moved up into the house, so that the full power reaches the customers,” says Ostasch.

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