Telekom Austria completes GigaNet FTTH buildout to two Vienna districts

Telekom Austria continues to make progress with its GigaNet Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative, connecting customers in both the 15th and 19th districts of Vienna to the network.

To date, Telekom Austria has connected about 90,000 homes and businesses in the two districts with 30 Mbps speeds. In Q2 2011, the telco plans to launch a 200 home and business trial of 100 Mbps speed download.

Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of the Telekom Austria group, said that the completion of the new FTTH network and the overall GigaNet initiative is all about sating the consumer's hunger for multimedia services.

"The rollout of a full-coverage fiber-optic network in the 15th and 19th Vienna districts marks a further important milestone in Austria's digital capabilities," he said. "With FTTH solutions, we can reach vastly improved transmission speeds going forward."

As of September 2010, Telekom Austria's GigaNet network reached 1.5 million homes and businesses across the country.

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