Liberty Networks Germany, the joint venture launched last year by Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global, and InfraVia Capital Partners to build full-fibre networks in Germany, has appointed Dr Christian Böing as CEO.
Böing’s previous roles include CEO of webhosting company Strato and Deputy CEO of web hosting company IONOS. Prior to that, he held roles at communications company Telegate, 1&1 and Vodafone. He has a background in marketing and sales and is currently a member of the advisory board at the SaaS company rankingCoach and at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Münster.
Liberty Networks Germany is rolling full fibre broadband networks in areas with low availability of gigabit broadband services. Once built, the services will be marketed and sold under the new ‘HelloFiber’ brand. The construction of the first networks is scheduled to commence in August 2022 with the first customers due to be connected in Q4 2022 in Rems-Murr and Esslingen in the Stuttgart region.
Since launch, Liberty Networks Germany has agreed new build projects with municipalities in Germany totalling around 20,000 homes, according to the company. In addition, it is currently in discussions to secure further qualifying pipeline in 350 underserved municipalities.
To fund its ambition to build out a leading full-fibre broadband network in Germany, Liberty Networks Germany is in the process of raising finance, leveraging the experience of its shareholders in financing broadband infrastructure projects throughout Europe.