DB broadband supports broadband expansion in Bavaria

Article: DB broadband supports broadband expansion in Bavaria

First project with the telecommunications provider bisping & bisping - 1,500 households in Gangkofen supplied with fast internet via a fibre optic network.

DB broadband supports the telecommunications provider bisping & bisping in the expansion of its broadband network. The two companies have successfully completed a first joint project in the area of the municipality of Gangkofen in the district of Rottal-Inn. 

In the Lower Bavarian market of Gangkofen, bisping & bisping supplies around 1,500 households with fast internet. For the network expansion, around 177 kilometres of fibre optic routes had to be laid in the rural area. For parts of the network, the company rented a total of 58 kilometres of fibre optic cables from Deutsche Bahn, which are located along the DB rail network. The partner for this is DB broadband GmbH. 

In only eight weeks, DB broadband realised the connection to its own fibre optic network. This means that the project, which started about a year ago with the ground-breaking ceremony in the presence of Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, was completed more than four weeks before the originally planned date. Leasing fibre-optic capacity from Deutsche Bahn gives bisping & bisping the opportunity to supplement its own network quickly and efficiently. The synergy effects ultimately benefit all project participants.

DB broadband 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. 

bisping & bisping operates more than 25 municipal broadband networks supplying private and business customers in Bavaria. Since 1996, the company has been providing Internet access, networking company locations and has its own Europe-wide fibre optic and empty conduit network.

The use of DB's existing fibre-optic routes makes broadband expansion more cost-effective, resource-saving and faster for local authorities and the state. Every kilometre already laid saves a lot of time in planning, approval and civil engineering work.