The upgrade of German broadband networks to Gigabit speeds has exceeded the mark of 10 million lines at the end of the year.
Of these, 7.3 million lines are realised via fibre-optic cable networks (HFC), according to German cable operator association ANGA. 3.4 million households are covered by pure fibre optic networks (FTTB/H).
The market driver is Vodafone whose cable network can currently provide 6 million households with 1Gbps internet access, corresponding with around half of its total cable network.
The network operators represented by ANGA plan to supply three out of four households with Gigabit speeds by 2025. Additionally, hundreds of industrial areas and schools will be served.