DB broadband supports the telecommunications provider TNG Stadtnetz GmbH in supplying communities in Schleswig-Holstein with fast internet. In doing so, TNG also uses Deutsche Bahn's fibre optic network to close its own gaps quickly and cost-effectively. Specifically, DB broadband leases 55 km of fibre optic cable (dark fibre) on the route between Kiel and Schleswig to TNG.
DB broadband GmbH is a subsidiary of DB Netz AG. It markets free capacities in the fibre optic network of Deutsche Bahn. This network is more than 20,000 kilometres long and runs along DB's railway lines. By 2027, the fibre optic network will be extended to over 33,400 kilometres through continuous expansion.
TNG Stadtnetz GmbH has been one of the drivers of fibre optic expansion in northern Germany and beyond since 2013. With over 25 years of experience as an IT and telecommunications provider, TNG's core competencies are telecommunications, fibre optic expansion, IT systems consulting, software development and data centre services.
Around 300 employees work at the locations in Kiel, Felde and Hesse to connect people.