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Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) / Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB)

Our experience provides the solution for an optimal and economical FTTH infrastructure.

We are looking back on more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT, network design and communication technology. Since 1999 we have been focusing on fiber optics technology and aquired enormous know-how in the field of FTTH networks.

Wacken, Germany
FTTH network planning incl. POP infrastructure

Picture by community of Wacken showing the WOA festival and camping area with capacity for 75,000 guests. Wacken ist the town of the famous "Wacken Open Air” festival, which is the biggest heavy metal festival in the world.

At the beginning of 2010, we planned an area-wide FFTH network incl. all active and passive POP-infrastructures. Since August 2010 the festival - and later on the whole town - have been connected to a area wide FTTH network. The FTTH network is a cooperation between the service provider Wilhelm.tel and the power company e.on Hanse which is the owner of the physical network.

The detailed planning and all documentations were performed using the FTTH planning and documentation tool TANNIS.

Community:Wacken
Area:7.1 km²
Inhabitants:1,822 (31 Dec. 2010)
Homes passed:about 680
Homes connected:about 490

Witzeeze, Germany
FTTH network planning incl. POP infrastructure

By order of e.on Hanse in 2011, Scheu Netzwerkplanung did all detail planning for an area-wide FTTH fiber infrastructure in Witzeeze including POP building, fiber distribution frame, equipment cooling and emergency power.

The detailed planning and all documentations were performed using the FTTH planning and documentation tool TANNIS.

Community:Witzeeze
Area:10.46 km²
Inhabitants:884 (31 Dec. 2010)
Objects connected:over 300

Ortenberg/Bergheim, Germany
FTTH network planning incl. POP design & Fiber Management

In 2011, by order of the mayor of Ortenberg we planned an area-wide FTTH fiber infrastructure in Ortenberg/Bergheim preparing a full open access PTP or PMP FTTH network.

The detailed planning and all documentations were performed using the FTTH planning and documentation tool TANNIS. (Picture by Sven Teschke)

Community:Ortenberg/Bergheim (Hessen)
Area:4.8 km²
Inhabitants:690 (31 Dec. 2010)
Homes connected:about 240

Holzhausen/Dautphetal, Germany
FTTH network planning

By order of e.on Mitte in 2011, Scheu Netzplanung GmbH planed an area-wide FTTH fiber infrastructure in Holzhausen/Dauphetal preparing a full open access PTP or PMP FTTH network.

The detailed planning and all documentations were performed using the FTTH planning and documentation tool TANNIS. (Picture by Helmut Losert)

Community:Holzhausen/Dautphetal
Area:8.4 km²
Inhabitants:1,901 (31 Dec. 2010)
Objects connected:about 838

Kayhude, Germany
Area-wide FTTH network planning incl. POP infrastructure

With the assistance of the German state Schleswig-Holstein the wilhelm.tel GmbH deployed a FTTH network in the city of Kayhude.

In 2011, Scheu Netzwerkplanung did all detailed planning of the area FTTH network incl. the POP design with system cooling, fiber management, alarm management and the emergency power.

The detailed planning and all documentations were performed using the FTTH planning and documentation tool TANNIS.

Community:Kayhude
Area:5.25 km²
Inhabitants:1,116 (31 Dec. 2010)
Home passed:about 540
Home connected:about 380

Barmstedt, Germany
Area-wide FTTH network planning incl. POP infrastructure

In 2010, by order of Stadtnetze Barmstedt GmbH, Scheu Netzplanung GmbH planned an area-wide FTTH fiber infrastructure in Barmstedt preparing a full open access PTP or PMP FTTH network.

Scheu Netzplanung GmbH also provided the detailed planning for the two main POPs  and 16 sub POP rooms incl. system cooling, fiber management and the emergency power to support the FTTH access systems.

The detailed planning and all documentations were performed using the FTTH planning and documentation tool TANNIS.

Community:Barmstedt
Area:17.7 km²
Inhabitants:9,777 (31 Dec. 2010)
Homes connected:about 5,700

Norderstedt, Germany
FTTB-FTTH network planning

Norderstedt was the first city network in Germany connecting every building with fiber. Because Next Generation Networks were not ready yet for practical use in 1999 yet, the investor recognized the opportunity for a future-proof FTTB and FTTH network design.

Starting in 1999 with a standard of a 2 Mbit/s symmetrical Internet access, a 100 Mbit/s IP network is available in every household today.

Community:Norderstedt
Area:58.1 km²
Inhabitants:73,000
Households:33,000
Buildings total:18,200
Buildings connected with FTTB/FTTH:18,200

Alveslohe, Germany
FTTH network planning

Alveslohe was a white-spot community before FTTH came there in July 2008 meaning that only a 2x 64 kbit/s Internet connection was available.

The fiber network design of Alveslohe is now based on the fifth generation of low-cost and ultra-scalable FTTH architecture deployed by Scheu Netzplanung. Alveslohe is a success story with a take rate of more than 55% within only half a year.

Community:Alveslohe
Area:21.56 km²
Inhabitants:2,555 (31 Dec. 2010)
Households:950 approximately
Buildings (in the city center):700 approximately
Buildings connected to FTTH:presently more than 500

City of Hamburg, Germany
FTTH network planning

In the project that started in 2005 and was completed in 2009, wilhelm.tel and their partner company willy.tel installed 600 km (374 miles) of fiber cable infrastructure all over the city of Hamburg. 200.000 homes are actually connected with this FTTB infrastructure to the IP and TV fiber backbone of wilhelm.tel.

The wiring concept for this cost-effective and quickly built FTTx infrastructure in big cities like Hamburg is based on the experience of Scheu Netzplanung.

All FTTx network documentation is based on TANNIS software for data-based FTTH-planning and documentation tools.

Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany
FTTH network planning

The FTTH network in Henstedt Ulzburg started in 2005 with a micropipe pilot project in an industrial zone. There was no functioning mircropipe system available on the market at the time. SCHEU Netzplanung designed the specifications for the missing components to fill up the gaps in available micropipe systems and supervised all the tests successfully. Henstedt-Ulzburg thus was the beginning of an actually practical micropipe based FTTx network design, independent of one vendor, giving freedom of choice to the investor and becoming profitable within only 3 years.

From 2005 to 2008, the industrial zones of Ulzburg West, Ulzburg Rehn, some locations in Ulzburg South and Henstedt were connected to the FTTH network of wilhelm.tel.  The expansion of the FTTH network in Henstedt Ulzburg is still going on connecting private homes as well as small and large businesses.

Community:Henstedt-Ulzburg
Area:39.5 km²
Inhabitants:26,500
Homes total:12,000
FTTH ready homes passed:

Quickborn, Germany
FTTB network planning

In the course of clean-up operations in the public sector and the construction of new housing areas, the community of Quickborn decided to run a long miropipe infrastructure for FTTB usage.

The scalable network planning concept of Scheu Netzplanung allowed area developments and project implementations in independent subprojects. Thus it was possible to distend the construction of a FFTx capable micropipe infrastructure over 2 to 4 years, saving 20 % of the usual estimated costs.

In addition to the FTTH planning of several urbanization zones, we designed
all POP buildings out of an unused group room and an unused transformer
station.

Community:Quickborn
Area:43.2 km²
Inhabitants:20,556 (31 Dec. 2010)
Households:6,500
Buildings total:5,000

Ellerau, Germany
FTTH network planning

Ellerau started its FTTH network in 2005. At this time only passive micropipe infrastructure was planned in two new housing areas for 100 families. In 2007, the comunity of Ellerau signed a partnership with the telecommunication provider wilhelm.tel. This was the beginning of the overall FTTH/FTTB network in Ellerau.

The FTTH network of Ellerau is based on the components of the fifth generation of ultra scaling FTTH/FTTB network design by Scheu Netzplanung GmbH.

The main advantages of this design are:

  • 100 % passive microduct infrastructure usable on demand so there is no need for extremely high take rate from the beginning
  • easy connection of houses to the micropipe infrastructure with a minimum of civil work an costs
  • heavy-duty and easy-to-repair pipe an fiber infrastructure well prepared to be used in areas with permanent civil works for new houses and streets
  • a minimum need of POP space and ultrascalebal POP Intrastructure minimize the basic investment.
  • starting with 100 Mbit/s symmetrical with easy upgrating on 1 Gbit/s per home on demand

Scheu Netzwerkplanung GmbH performed all the plannings and building inspections of the passive and active network infrastructure including database-driven documetation with the TANNIS planning and documentation tool.