German fibre network specialist Telefunken Communications has partnered with Aurora Networks – a Pace company – to launch new fast Internet services. Both residential and commercial customers in select communities in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, can take advantage of these new services. Aurora Networks is supplying its industry-proven Unified PON (Passive Optical Network) portfolio.
Telefunken Communications started construction earlier in 2014 and activated first residential customers in early April. These customers can now enjoy up to 150 Mbps fast Internet services. Going forward, they will also be able to sign-up for telephony, digital TV and interactive on-demand services. Moreover, business customers can sign-up for advanced capabilities, including data rates up to 250 Mbps symmetrical.
“We focus on providing fibre-optic based high-speed broadband services in Germany in areas un- and underserved with other terrestrial networks like ADSL and Coax-cable,” said Hardy Heine, member of the management board and head of marketing and sales, Telefunken Communications. “Our clear target is to become a leading player and preferred partner for communities in our market. Significant for our expansion strategy in Germany are partnerships with other competent key players In the industry, such as Aurora Networks, so that we can provide our customers with a range of cutting-edge services with the highest quality.”
“As the expert in Optical Transport and Access Network solutions, Aurora Networks is always pushing technology boundaries to provide the best solution for our customers,” said Scott Weinstein, vice president of marketing, Aurora Networks. “Our Unified PON portfolio is optimised for operators who want to cost-effectively evolve their networks to meet changing customer demand.”