HeLi NET and PacketFront deliver fibre network to seven German municipalities
Date: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 18:09
The German broadband company HeLi NET Telekommunikation GmbH & CoKG is deploying an FTTH (Fibre to the Home) network in the Hellweg-Lippe region in Germany, based on technology from PacketFront
The new fibre network for multi-play services will be launched under the name City2020 (www.city2020.de) and will be the region’s first complete, open FTTH network.
HeLi NET is a collaboration between local energy companies from the municipalities of Hamm, Ahlen, Soest, Lünen, Kamen, Bergkamen and Bönen. The deployment of the first clusters to the cities of Hamm, Lünen and Kamen is already underway.
”By deploying a new state of the art fibre network, which is ready to deliver any type of service, we aim to offer our customers a future proof infrastructure. It is vital for us as a local, municipality-owned operator that we offer a broadband solution, which is both field proven, and at the forefront of technology. Furthermore, by building this open access network, local companies will also be able to offer their services – providing further stimulus to the local economy,” says HeLi NET’s CEO, Jörg Radtke.
The key component of PacketFront’s broadband solution is the award-winning control and provisioning system BECS. BECS makes it possible for operators to build and run fully automated broadband networks with self-provisioning functionality “on demand”. This provides end users with the opportunity to increase capacity and choose services themselves, without having to wait for a third party to carry out the changes.
”We selected PacketFront’s packaged solution mainly for the flexibility and cost-efficiency it offers. The ability to add all types of services immediately without the need for further system integration work is very important. We want to have the most stable network and be able to offer all services requested by our customers. In order to attain this we need an experienced partner and a reliable solution that has been proven in the real world,” said Thomas Wald, also CEO at HeLi NET.
“We are very pleased that HeliNet has confided its trust in us, and this further illustrates our commitment to the German market” says Hubert Schanne, CEO of PacketFront. "By delivering our end-to-end solution, including the BECS provisioning system, access routers (ASRs) and CPE, we are confident that we can meet HeliNet’s high demands for quality and flexibility.”