570 pages, and in the tone of voice dust-dry, the decision, the decision of the chamber 3 of the Federal network Agency sent out over the holidays in more than 20 Internet provider is held. The document in which it goes over new features in the “standard contract for access to subscriber lines”, it has however, in. The associations of Telecom competitors, BREKO, and BUGLAS, an angry statement to the press, stating, among other things, sent: “The regulator acknowledges with its decision, the past right-of-way to the future”. The Telekom would receive a “Quasi-monopoly” over the cabling in multi-family houses.

How much for the case of the Vectoring, and the Super-Vectoring Deutsche Telekom turns. With this technique, had managed the Bonner group, from the old copper cable network of up to 250 Mbits per second down to the user – such transfer speeds were fiber-optic connections, and TV cable providers. Disadvantage: The Vectoring technology is not compatible with other broadcasting signals.

data turbo collides with data turbo

to be able to as many households as possible with fast Internet connections provide, had not given to the Federal network Agency, the Telekom already in 2013 and 2016, preferred access to the Thousands on the pavements standing distribution boxes, so that competitors have their own DSL could operate in parallel with infrastructure. With the new decision, the authority makes it clear: Even with the copper pipes in the houses, the Telekom as a “market of powerful operators” in the “function rule”.

However, the glass fiber operators have developed their own high-speed data technology called “G. Fast”, is currently being installed in Germany in many homes. The technology, data rates, promises of up to one Gigabit per second for residential customers, although the actual fiber connection usually only goes up to the basement (see info box).

the glass fiber is not equal to GlasfaserFTTB – “Fibre to the building” of The fiber-optic Expansion in Germany is making progress. The new network connection in the house, however, is not the same. The far most common technique is called FTTH – “Fibre to the building”. The glass fibers are laid up to a handover point in the building, usually in an equipment room in the basement. From there, the signals are distributed via the building’s existing copper cables to the homes. FTTH – “Fibre to the Home” The next stage of expansion is FTTH – “Fibre to the Home”. Here, the glass fibers replace the copper cable in the last metres of copper cable in the house are unnecessary. The new data lines, telephone and TV can be distributed offerings. Connections with bandwidths of several gigabits per second are technically possible. FTTC – “Fibre to the Curb” Theoretically, VDSL is fibre-optic techniques. In FTTC – “Fibre to the Curb” – the glass fibre cable, but only up to a cable distribution Cabinet, sometimes whole streets supplied. Cable-TV-provider does not normally include glass fibers directly to the building. You will benefit from the significantly higher transmission capacity of the Coaxial cable.

distributed As the Provider still the connections with the maximum of 100 MBit per second, came the glass fiber and DSL does not get in the way and could at least be on the very last meters in parallel over the same copper wires sent by sent on different frequency ranges. However, if G. be Fast and Super-Vectoring used at the same time, collide the two techniques. In the case of the glass fiber connections, the Connections are significantly slower, in the case of DSL, the disorder can even lead to a power crash.

no-Compromise line

According to the new decision of the Federal network Agency, the Telekom is likely to cap in the case of conflict, the lines of competitors, customers provide trouble-free to. In practice, this will not happen, however. Instead, the other Provider will have to adjust your technique so that the DSL frequency range of the Telekom is in the data transmission. The result: Instead of a Gigabit per second to reach the glass-fiber-provider rates, then lower Transmission, in the worst case, the conclusion is at 400 to 600 megabits per second. For the companies that have already been prepared on the prestigious marketing of Gigabit ports, it is a setback.

The Telekom takes the position that it has the privileges of the old copper lines. At the request of MIRROR ONLINE, a spokesman said: “It is up to every competitor to lay a fiber optic line to the home of the end customer.” That is, although Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges has deviated in recent years from the hard course of confrontation, and even collaborations with the help of glass-fibre-competition is announced, there will be in the local area cabling no compromise. Also, the Federal network Agency, competitors put little hope. The decision will be reviewed until April, in terms of in-home cabling, the price of the authority, however, seems clear. to move

From apartment to apartment

glass fibre to each apartment, however, is to catch the competitors expensive. So you don’t have to open all the cable trays, but also the ports in the housing to exchange — and to do this you would need to make appointments with each individual tenant. Anyway, slowly progressing fiber-optic Expansion would again be delayed.

With the use of the already installed copper cable, however, can save providers and residents a lot of effort. The new technology is typically installed in the basement of the house. The tenant gets a new Modem or a new Router sent to you and includes these in the ideal case, without any further help.

The new regulatory decision of local providers such as Netcologne in the way that invest intensively for many years in the fiber cabling, and already with the marketing of terminals, with a 500 Megabit per second have begun. You can see in the decision a brake on the Expansion of ultra-fast Internet connections. “The Telekom didn’t have to use Super-Vectoring, in order to supply their customers,” says Netcologne spokeswoman Verena Gummich. Instead, the Bonn group is able to benefit from Netcologne has installed technology to intrude, and thus also of the higher speeds of G. fast. Corresponding contracts already in place since 2012. However, in this case Deutsche Telekom would be the only guest in the copper network – which wants to accept the group.

Sam Yoon has many years of experiences in journalism. He has covered such areas as information technology, science, sports and politics. Yoon can be reached at 82-2-6956-6698.