Network operator WEMACOM builds FTTH optical fibre network with KEYMILE access solution

29. October 2018

Schwerin-based network operator WEMACOM picks KEYMILE’s MileGate 2510 multi-service access platform to deliver optical fibre connections and ultra-fast broadband access to residential and corporate customers. Because of the MileGate product family’s high level of flexibility, it’s very easy to expand to providing a diverse range of communications services and functionalities.

As part of an extensive project in the Parchim region and the north west of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, WEMACOM recently connected the first corporate customer to its optical fibre network. In 2018, WEMACOM has, to date, been able to purchase 18 operator licences in the area. The first project phase started in the summer of 2018. The goal is to expand FTTH, in other words, provide a continuous optical fibre connection to homes or company premises. When selecting the access systems, WEMACOM chose KEYMILE’s MileGate IP-MSAN. The network operator was already familiar with systems supplier KEYMILE from previous projects and very pleased with the solutions it came up with. The MileGate 2510’s flexible, active (Ethernet point-to-point, P2P) access technology, the top quality of the products and the proximity to the KEYMILE base in Hanover all played a key role in WEMACOM’s decision.

KEYMILE’s partner, Axians Networks & Solutions, will implement the project as the system integrator. KEYMILE and Axians have been working in the district of north-western Mecklenburg and the Parchim region, to the south east of the state capital Schwerin, and other areas for WEMACOM since the summer of 2018. Three clusters are being developed in Parchim and in north-western Mecklenburg, WEMACOM has received the concession for 14 project areas, where an extensive P2P optical fibre network to each of the subscribers is being set up. The teams have been working on the detailed planning and construction of the optical fibre infrastructure since late summer 2018. They’re planning to lay 2,000 kilometres of optical fibre cable for around 80 of the district boroughs and connect 30,000 buildings. The project is slated for completion in two years.

“Because of the many project specifications, close liaison between WEMACOM, Axians and KEYMILE is pivotal in order to ensure success of the technical and logistical side of the project,” says Chris Schumacher, head of IT at WEMACOM Telekommunikation GmbH. “MileGate is a sophisticated solution and appreciated by the market for its exceptional stability and durability. Should service and support be needed, we can rely on Axians and KEYMILE’s efficient service organisation, which is also close by.”
Tim Arlt, Axians account project manager adds: “We were delighted to receive WEMACOM’s request and that they placed their trust in us. We quickly realised that only a KEYMILE solution was good enough for this project. And we clearly made the right decision.”

Andreas Zapfel, the account manager for Axians and WEMACOM at KEYMILE adds: “With state-of-the-art and high-quality technology solutions, WEMACOM will make a significant contribution to ensuring ultra-fast broadband access in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. WEMACOM benefits from an easy-to-implement, reliable and robust solution that provides stable foundations for their business model. An experienced system integrator like Axians, which is well-versed in our products, is key to a successful project.”

As WEMACOM’s project partners, KEYMILE and Axians will be showcasing their broadband solu-tions at the 3rd Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Broadband Forum in Rostock on 8 November.

More information about the IP-MSAN MileGate

WEMACOM is a telecommunications company founded in 1997 that operates an extensive telecommunications net-work for corporate and residential customers in West Mecklenburg. As a regional and city carrier, WEMACOM markets transmission capacities and collaborates with partners to expands its own optical fibre network. The telecommunications company is a joint venture between WEMAG AG and the Stadtwerke Schwerin GmbH utility. For further information visit:

KEYMILE is a leading provider of telecommunication systems for broadband access. The portfolio covers solutions for all types of FTTx network architectures: based on copper with VDSL/vectoring/ technology and on optical fibre for active and passive optical fibre networks. Network operators worldwide use the products to provide top bandwidth to subscribers flexibly and cost-efficiently and to implement an open-source network architecture. Parallel operation of IP/Ethernet and TDM technology guarantees perfect migration to packet-based voice and data transmission. KEYMILE supports its customers with comprehensive services throughout the complete life cycle of a network. The company is headquartered in Hanover, Germany, with subsidiaries and partners worldwide and has installed systems in more than 100 countries.
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About Axians Networks & Solutions GmbH
Axians Networks & Solutions specialises in developing complex LAN and WAN infrastructure for carrier and enterprise customers. The range of products and support offered by the non-proprietary system integrator ranges from solutions for broadband, optical networks, collaboration, mobility and wireless and data centres all the way to managed and maintenance services. As a partner and service provider, Axians Networks & Solutions develops company-specific ICT designs to allow customers to meet the challenges presented by the digital transformation. With a workforce of about 180, the network specialist supports around 900 customers based in Cologne and nine other places throughout Germany. The company belongs to Axians, Vinci Energies’ ICT solutions brand.
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