COM-IN picks DZS-KEYMILE solutions for an optical fibre network to the building in Ingolstadt16. July 2019
Ingolstadt-based communications company COM-IN has picked DZS-KEYMILE’s innovative MileGate access platform to grow its extensive optical fibre infrastructure for residential and corporate customers. The expansion is to be completed by 2021. Ingolstadt will then be one of the few German towns with a purely FTTH network.
In 2009, COM-IN’s shareholders decided to create an optical fibre network with comprehensive coverage in Ingolstadt within the next 10 to 12 years. Today, more than two thirds of the buildings in Ingolstadt are connected and the aim is to achieve full coverage in the next three years. To expand the optical fibre network, the company uses DZS-KEYMILE’s MileGate IP-MSAN (Multi-Service-Access Node) and has chosen active optical fibre technology so that all subscribers are connected via their own optical fibre. Thanks to this flexible, powerful and scalable point-to-point (P2P) network structure, COM-IN believes it’s well prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
The telecommunications provider divided the area it serves into 38 clusters with comparable populations and these have been gradually connected with optical fibre to the home (FTTH) over the past few years. Around 11,000 customers are currently connected to the router via optical fibre cable and therefore receive ultra-fast internet access at a maximum of 500 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload speed as well as a telephone and TV connections. COM-IN transmits the TV signal via its own optical fibre and operates redundantly designed TV headends.
COM-IN uses the MileGate 2510 access platform in the point-of-presences (POPs, telecommunications node). With 21 slots, up to 480 subscribers can be connected per optical fibre. The smaller MileGate 2310 and MileGate 2200 subracks are applied in areas where space is lacking, for example in feeder distribution interfaces and plant rooms. They offer the same multi-service flexibility and significant port density.
“DZS-KEYMILE’s portfolio of solutions, which allow us to meet our requirements adequately at very competitive prices, swung the decision in the company’s favour. DZS-KEYMILE systems have been extremely stable and reliable for many years and require hardly any maintenance or repair,” says Stefan Ferstl, IT director at COM-IN in Ingolstadt. “We feel we’re being well looked after by a supplier who offers service and support in German and who can react quickly and flexibly if needed.”
In 1998, the Stadtwerke Ingolstadt utility decided to enter the telecommunications market. Together with three other Ingolstadt-based companies, COM-IN Telekommunikations GmbH (comingolstadt) was founded in August 1998 with Stadtwerke Ingolstadt in possession of a majority shareholding. The goal was to develop and expand a modern com-munications network based on optical fibre. The market quickly accepted comingolstadt as a professional and capable partner. Domestic and international carriers were attracted as customers and cooperation partners. AUDI AG is one of its most important business partners. As a certified partner company network provider for suppliers of the Volkswagen Group, comingolstadt offers services to the entire automotive division. In 2009, the shareholders resolved to develop an optical fibre network with comprehensive coverage in Ingolstadt within the next 10 years. More than half of all buildings have now been connected. The Vision Glas film confirms the increasing demand for exceptional bandwidths for data, TV and voice.
For further information see: www.comingolstadt.de/
KEYMILE develops and produces telecommunication systems for broadband access. Network operators worldwide use the products to provide top bandwidth to subscribers cost-efficiently and flexibly. The portfolio covers access solutions for all types of FTTx network architectures: based on optical fibre for active and passive optical networks and on copper with VDSL/vectoring/G.fast technology. Furthermore, KEYMILE develops solutions for the integration of soft-ware-defined networking technologies in access networks. The company is headquartered in Germany. Since the beginning of 2019, KEYMILE is part of DASAN Zhone Solutions (DZS), a global leader in network access solutions.