• Magenta Telekom upgraded its fibre network in seven Austrian towns, now providing up‑to-1Gbps speeds to more than 10,000 households and businesses. 

Magenta Telekom expands Austrian fibre network

Magenta Telekom expands Austrian fibre network

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Magenta Telekom (MT AT) upgraded its fibre network in seven Austrian towns, now providing up‑to-1Gbps speeds to more than 10,000 households and businesses. The faster speeds can be accesses by MT AT customers, in Breitenfurt, Gablitz, Kaltenleut give, Laab im Walde, Mauerbach, Purkersdorf, and Untertullnerbach, if they switch to a Gigabit tariff and order a new router. Volker Libovsky, MT AT’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, said that further network expansion across Austrian municipalities can be expected “rapidly”. MT AT stressed the upgrade was in line with the country’s Broadband Strategy2030, launched by the Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) in mid‑2019. The strategy aims to deploy Gigabit connections across both densely and sparsely populated areas of the country, alongside the development of 5G infrastructure. It estimates that the roll out of nationwide Gigabit connectivity will require investment in the region of €10bn–€12bn, much of which should come from “existing commercial infrastructure operators”. The telecoms sector is expected to supply coverage for “up to 85% of the population by means of public funding and/or coverage requirements in frequency auctions”.