Reliable and powerful telecommunication requires secure and modern networks. EWE established the structural requirements to develop a telecommunications network as early as the 1980s, which has since grown to over 38,000 kilometres in length.
High-speed internet connections lay the foundations for many modern telecommunication products such as online TV. At the same time, these form the nerve fibres of future energy supply systems. For this reason, EWE continues to expand comprehensive broadband connections. 60 per cent of the network today already consists of fibre optic cables, which enable particularly high data transfer speeds. Many towns in rural areas have been connected to the DSL network, in addition to the cities in the northwest. In this way, households and companies gain access to new ways of working, obtaining information and being entertained. This also means that the basis for intelligent products is being created.
The Group continues to expand its infrastructure to enable even faster data transfer speeds using new technologies such as VDSL (very high speed digital subscriber line) and the direct fibre optic connection FTTH (fibre-to-the-home).