We are giving Germany a digital foundation.

Capacity in Deutsche Bahn's fibre optic network is waiting for you.

DB broadband stands for fibre optic connectivity in Germany.

We are laying an important foundation for digitalisation in Germany. Our role is to provide available capacity in Deutsche Bahn's fibre optic network. We offer you simple, cost-saving solutions to expand and improve your own fibre optic networks.

We have founded DB broadband GmbH so that we can provide you with optimal support, acting as your single point of contact for gigabit expansion in Germany.

While our DB partners look after the technical infrastructure, our job is to look after you. We are always there for you and have created a unique customer experience. Our mission is to always find the optimal solution.

A one-stop shop for planning, implementation and operation.

Simply tell us what you need, and we'll take care of everything. Choose us, and you'll have the whole DB Group and a high-performing supplier behind you.

Telecoms enquiries: Your wish is our command


Send us your request, and we'll look after everything from there. Backed by strong service providers, we'll check the availability of your desired products and find the best way to implement them for you.

Contact for telecoms enquiries: DB broadband GmbH


We're a subsidiary of DB Netz AG, and our job is to market available capacity in DB's broadband infrastructure. We act as your single point of contact for all telecoms-related enquiries.

Network owner: DB Netz AG


DB Netz AG plans and commissions the expansion of the network (for its own and third-party requirements), owns the passive infrastructure and is responsible for operation and corrective maintenance.
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Installation, servicing and maintenance: DB Kommunikationstechnik GmbH


DB Kommunikationstechnik GmbH is the company responsible on the ground for expanding and operating the network. It acts as a service provider for maintenance and fault resolution. 
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Partner supplier: DB Systel GmbH


DB Systel GmbH is responsible for expanding and operating active infrastructure (e.g. ethernet) and repairing any faults. 

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„As a backbone of mobility and connectivity, Deutsche Bahn has a strong social responsibility. Our job will not be done until Germany has achieved its targets for broadband expansion.“

DB broadband Board of Managing Directors

Jan Lange

Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors and CEO

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Jan Lange has been CEO of DB broadband GmbH since 1 October 2020.

Lange has many years of experience in the telecommunications industry with a focus on the expansion and marketing of broadband infrastructure in Germany. Before joining Deutsche Bahn, he served as Chief Sales Officer at 1&1 Versatel, where he was responsible for the growth of one of the largest fibre optic network operators in Germany, accompanied by a significant increase in sales and earnings.

Prior to that, Lange held various management positions in sales and product management, including as Managing Director Germany at Avid Technology, General Manager SME (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) at Colt Technology, Executive Vice President Direct Sales at T-Mobile Germany and Head of Data/IP Solutions at Deutsche Telekom, where he was instrumental in the introduction of broadband internet and intranet products in the German market.

Dr. Christian Humpert

Managing Director Operations

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Dr. Christian Humpert has been Managing Director Operations (COO) of DB broadband since 01.03.2021.

Before joining Deutsche Bahn, Humpert held various management positions at Vodafone in Germany and abroad for more than 12 years. Most recently, he was Vice President Europe for the carrier wholesale business in Europe at Vodafone Carrier Service.

From this position, the experienced manager brings with him a pronounced internationality. The development and management of a European business unit with locations throughout Europe and also the development and implementation of infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and Russia as well as the Black Sea region contributed to this.

The doctor of law started his career in the telecommunications sector in 2000 as in-house lawyer at Arcor AG & Co. KG. There he took on management tasks in business customer sales at an early stage. Over the years, this was followed by various management functions in marketing and in service management units in Germany.

Prof. Dr Sabina Jeschke

Chair of the Supervisory Board

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Dr Jeschke was appointed to the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG on 10 November 2017 as the Board Member for Digitalisation and Technology.

With the creation of DB broadband GmbH, she became Chair of the Supervisory Board.

Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke

Our memberships



The German Broadband Association (BREKO) represents the majority of fixed-line broadband network operators in Germany. Its members are clearly committed to future-proof fibre infrastructure and currently account for almost 70% of the competitive expansion of direct fibre connectivity (FTTB/FTTH).

VATM Textmodull

Founded in 1997, VATM brings together more than 120 telecommunications companies and service providers in the German market. The motto of this joint endeavour is "competition connects".

Buglas Textmodul

As an industry organisation, Buglas advocates for a growth-friendly and investment-friendly environment for the expansion of fibre optic connectivity (FTTB and FTTH) for private and corporate customers in Germany, in both retail and wholesale (open access). The organisation is an alliance of companies that all share a common vision for Germany: comprehensive availability of fail-safe fibre optic connections that offer the maximum download and upload bandwidths.