Providing FTTH networks with fibre is in full swing throughout the Netherlands. In the past these networks were built and managed by incumbents and cable operators like KPN and Ziggo, but a change has occurred. We now see more and more new parties that roll-out large-scale fibre optic networks. Until recently this was only the case for rural areas in the Netherlands that were not, or insufficient served by incumbents or cable operators. However, now we see that alternative operators also install and manage fibre networks in urban areas. Large equity companies are now also interested to invest in fibre optic networks and for this they are looking for technology partners. One of these companies is L2Fiber Rotterdam, who now has the funds for the roll-out of a city-wide fibre optic network for the city of Rotterdam (295,000 homes).
For the realization of this project, L2Fiber Rotterdam has selected TKF’s ACE concept. Oscar Kuiper (director L2Fiber Rotterdam) states that the good business relationship with TKF, the ACE guarantee, our logistic concept and the possibility to innovate together where the deciding factors to do this important project together with TKF. In turn, TKF will carry out this ambitious project in collaboration with contractor Van Gelder Telecom, with many opportunities to make use of innovative solutions.