Berlin – Premiere enters televised cooperation on Internet TV, IPTV for short. The German Telekom wants to spread the TV offer over their new high-speed networks VDSL. VDSL stands for “Very High Date Rate Digital Subscriber Line” and is regarded as a further development of ADSL line systems. VDSL connections consist of fiber optic cables and copper cables. The lines allow the transmission of data up to 50 megabits per second.
In order to transport the large amounts of data at a speed of up to 50 megabits per second, the broadband technology must be as close as possible to the customer. Therefore, so-called cable splitters are necessary.
By June, Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DTE News) intends to connect three million households in ten major cities with the new line. In Berlin alone, it is laying around 3800 kilometers and equipping 11,000 cable distributors. A total of around 18,000 kilometers of glass fiber will be installed throughout Germany and 74,000 distribution boxes will be retrofitted.
The new lines should also make new applications possible. Surf the Internet, make phone calls and at the same time download movies (Triple Play) should no longer be a problem.
According to a spokesman, Deutsche Telekom is currently testing the new cables “internally”. Several hundred testers should come in the next few weeks. At the beginning of June, the company intends to start a pilot phase with other participants.