ANEDiS powered by Netceed and SachsenGigaBit: Framework agreement enables XGS-PON standard of multi-gigabit bandwidths for end customers

Berlin, Dresden, 26 February 2024: The system integrator ANEDiS powered by Netceed and SachsenGigaBit, provider of Internet, telephony and multimedia services in Saxony, today announced the successful start of a future collaboration. The framework agreement paves the way for the use of XGS-PON technology for all future fibre optic expansion projects of SachsenEnergie AG, which will be implemented under the operational responsibility of SachsenGigaBit. Customers in Saxony will thus be able to surf faster and more energy-efficiently in a future-proof, high-performance XGS-PON access network and make optimum use of multi-gigabit products. With the XGS-PON networks, which represent the latest expansion standard for passive optical networks (PON), SachsenGigaBit is taking over the technology leadership in Saxony for private end customer networks.

Nach einem erfolgreichen Proof of Concept, bei dem die Leistungsfähigkeit der Lösung unter Beweis gestellt werden musste, steht für die SachsenGigaBit nun fest: „Alle in Umsetzung befindlichen und zukünftig zu errichtenden Netze werden wir in einer XGS-PON basierten Architektur ausführen und damit das Breitbandnetz von morgen mit besten Datenraten auch nachhaltig und ressourcenschonend realisieren“, freut sich Thomas Eibeck, Geschäftsführer der SachsenGigaBit über diesen Meilenstein. ANEDiS powered by Netceed unterstützt als Technologiepartner und Systemintegrator SachsenGigaBit bei der Bereitstellung der Internet-Dienste auf PON-Basis sowie bei TV-Diensten über ein RF-Overlay und als Servicepartner im anschließenden Netzbetrieb.

Technology leadership for private end customer networks in Saxony

“SachsenGigaBit customers are the first in Germany to benefit from the new XGS-PON standard, which enables multi-gigabit bandwidths,” explains Jan Müller, Managing Director of ANEDiS powered by Netceed, adding: “At 10 Gbit/s symmetrically, XGS-PON offers four times more bandwidth than GPON and many times more compared to DOCSIS 3.1 or VDSL networks.” A positive and sustainable side effect is that the significantly faster XGS-PON standard can reduce power consumption by up to 80%. An open access approach is also being realised, which will avoid unnecessary and resource-consuming superstructures in the future. In addition to the impressive data rates, the open access approach will also provide all customers and tenants in the housing industry with a wider choice of internet service providers, which will increase the attractiveness of the properties and is a key advantage of SachsenGigaBit’s strategic open access approach.

“The challenge of finding an experienced partner with the necessary expertise for the conceptualisation and system integration of an open access network has been met with the commitment of ANEDiS powered by Netceed,” explains Thomas Eibeck, Managing Director, SachsenGigaBit. “The system integrator has a reliable network of innovative and established suppliers as well as sufficient resources to implement such a technology package and ultimately realise a successful solution.

Implementation of the federal government’s gigabit strategy – fibre optics for all

With this project, SachsenGigaBit is setting standards and demonstrating what gives the forward-looking expansion strategy for network operators of all sizes a tailwind with regard to the federal government’s gigabit initiative: “We are delighted about the future-oriented partnership with ANEDiS powered by Netceed. It is another milestone for us in the implementation of the federal government’s gigabit strategy and our own corporate strategy,” says Eibeck.

Das OLT (Optical Line Terminal) E7 von Calix.

The OLT (Optical Line Terminal) E7 from Calix is one of the central elements of the XGS-PON network. Image source: Calix.

About ANEDiS powered by Netceed
ANEDiS has been a system integrator and solution provider since 2008 and has always supported network operators in the implementation of FTTH and FTTB projects with innovative solutions, whereby the company sees itself as a link between producers and network operators. ANEDiS combines solutions from different manufacturers and develops an end-to-end solution – from OLT to ONT.

ANEDiS is part of Netceed, a global leader in product distribution, logistics, technical engineering and product design in the telecoms and broadband industry. With over 30 years of experience and expertise, Netceed has a reputation for excellence. The company reliably supplies and distributes a wide range of passive and active products and tools for FTTH, FTTX, HFC, Wi-Fi and 5G/mobile networks and data centres. With an extensive portfolio of more than 90,000 products from over 1,500 market-leading partners, Netceed ensures the smooth provision of high-speed Internet, video, data and voice services as a value-added supplier. A team of more than 1,800 employees in 19 countries is working to shape the future of communication networks worldwide.

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About SachsenGigaBit

SachsenGigaBit bundles all competences in the strategic business field of telecommunications for the parent company SachsenEnergie. Coming from desaNet and the telecommunications divisions of DREWAG and ENSO, SachsenGigaBit can now build on more than twenty-five years of experience. Since 1996, the company, which now has over 160 employees, has been providing reliable telecommunications services that are valued by customers on a high-quality technical and security basis and with modern, future-proof fibre optic technology. SachsenGigaBit is investing more than 600 million euros in the expansion of fibre optics by 2027.


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