Network extension in Koblenz: Vodafone strengthens the fixed network with fiber optics

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  • About 6,480 households will benefit from the infrastructure measure
  • More optical fiber provides additional bandwidth reserves
  • Civil works completed – fiber optics closer to the customer

Düsseldorf/Koblenz, April 25, 2022. In Koblenz, Vodafone carried out an important infrastructure measure in the fiber optic cable network. As part of the network expansion, Vodafone has significantly upgraded the existing data highway in some sections of the network. In the process, new fiber optic technology was implemented and additional fiber optic cables were laid in the streets Ludwig-Schwamb-Straße, Moselweißer Straße and Peter-Friedhofen-Straße. With this extensive civil engineering measure, Vodafone ensures that sufficient capacity reserves are available in Koblenz for data traffic, which continues to grow strongly. Around 6,480 households in the postal areas 56076 and 56073 in Koblenz will benefit from the additional bandwidth reserve.

The demand for gigabit-fast Internet connections is greater than ever. Because data traffic also increases in Koblenz every year. In order to transport these quantities of bits and bytes, high-performance Internet connections are absolutely necessary for companies and private households. Stream movies, download music, play online games, process online orders or work from home – it’s particularly fast with up to 1000 Mbit/s via gigabit fiber optic cable network connections . A total of 50,800 households in Koblenz are connected to this Vodafone gigabit network.


In the fiber optic cable network, the data going from the customer to the Internet and vice-versa already covers the majority of the path via the optical fiber. Fiber optic cables go deep into cities and end in so-called fiber optic nodes on the streets – these are the big gray boxes on the side of the road and on the sidewalk. At fiber optic nodes, optical signals from optical fibers are converted into an electrical signal. From there, the data travels the last few meters to the customer in the coaxial part of the gigabit network – DOCSIS 3.1 cable technology is used here, which enables speeds of over 1000 Mbit/s. In terms of performance parameters, DOCSIS is comparable to fiber optic connections directly into the house.

In order to increase the bandwidth reserve, a so-called network segmentation is carried out during an expansion measure in the cabled fiber optic network to increase capacity, in which additional fiber optic nodes are set up. place and connected to Vodafone’s cable network via fiber optics. Each fiber optic node serves a number of homes in the network segment. Network segmentation creates new network areas. This reduces the number of households that share a network area. The result: the bandwidth reserve for all clients in the network section increases – at least by a factor of 2, and even more in some places. This is especially useful during peak hours when you are streaming, playing online games, making lots of video calls, and sharing your favorite vacation moments on social media at the same time.

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With more than 30 million mobiles, almost 11 million broadband, more than 13 million TV customers and numerous digital solutions, Vodafone Germany and its approximately 16,000 employees generate an annual turnover of around 13 billion euros. euros.

As a gigabit company, Vodafone is leading the expansion of infrastructure in Germany: Today, Vodafone serves more than 24 million homes in its nationwide fiber optic cable network, including more than 23 million with gigabit speed. In 2022, Vodafone will provide two-thirds of all Germans with gigabit connections. With its 4G network, Vodafone reaches more than 99% of all households in Germany. Vodafone’s machine network (Narrowband IoT) for industry and business covers almost 97% of Germany. Since mid-2019, Vodafone has also operated the first 5G network in Germany, reaching around 45 million people. By 2023, Vodafone will deploy 5G to 60 million people.

With a share of approximately 30% of total sales, Vodafone Germany is the largest national company of the Vodafone Group, one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world. Vodafone has over 300 million mobile customers, over 28 million landline customers, over 22 million TV customers worldwide and connects 142 million devices to the Internet of Things.

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