Thursday, 27 January 2022

Will collaboration with Stadtwerke unlock the German fibre market?

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 22 November 21

We were delighted to catch up with Jan Backman, Country Manager for Germany at VX Fiber, to discuss why engagement with local utility companies could transform them into a driving force for fibre success

Compared to many of its neighbours, Germany has been slow to ramp up its fibre deployment, leaving it somewhat behind on the European stage.  Now, however, the tide is changing and, as Backman puts it, the German market is “on the rebound”. Partly driven by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for fibre infrastructure in Germany has surged in the last two years, bringing with it major investment for the national telecoms industry. “The market is booming right now…

Compared to many of its neighbours, Germany has been slow to ramp up its fibre deployment, leaving it somewhat behind on the European stage.  Now, however, the tide is changing and, as Backman puts it, the German market is “on the rebound”. Partly driven by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for fibre infrastructure in Germany has surged in the last two years, bringing with it major investment for the national telecoms industry. “The market is booming right now…

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