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WLAN deserts in Munich: data consumption increases in the corona lockdown, but there is a lot of failure in many quarters

2021-01-21T21:20:19.607Z

The corona crisis is also putting a strain on internet connections - because of home office and streaming. Will the network hold up in Munich? The city map shows that there are problems in many areas.



The corona crisis is also putting a strain on internet connections - because of home office and streaming.

Will the network hold up in Munich?

The city map shows that there are problems in many areas.

  • Because of

    Corona

    ,

    workers

    should

    work from

    home - i.e. work digitally.

  • But does

    Munich

    have sufficiently stable and fast

    WiFi

    for this

    ?

  • The map shows which

    districts

    the connection is in.

Munich - The government's line is clear: In the future, more people

should

work

in the

home

office to contain Corona *.

How well can this plan be implemented in Munich *?

What about the

expansion of Internet connections

and the

data volume

in the districts?

The

tz

asked the big providers:

Mnet

: Stadtwerke has been expanding the fiber optic network in Munich since 2010, which is also used by large providers such as 1 & 1.

By 2013, the area within the

Mittlerer Ring

was first

developed (around 400,000 households).

The second construction phase, which began in 2016 and also includes areas outside the ring, will last until the end of 2021.

By the end of the year, “more than 630,000 households and businesses could potentially be connected to our fiber optic network,” says spokesman Andreas Dietrich.

Internet in Munich: Many districts are WiFi desert

Around 70 percent of Munich residents and more than 80,000 businesses could get connections in the

gigabit range

.

But that's not currently the case.

The

map

shows: While the network is well developed in the city center, things are often slower on the outskirts:

For example,

parts of

Oberföhring

,

Daglfing

,

Trudering

and

Ramersdorf

are not yet connected with

fiber optics

- there are often only older

DSL internet connections

and not the latest fiber optic standard, which provides up to 1 gigabit (around a hundred times the speed).

In the south,

Harlaching

,

Fasangarten

,

Obersendling

and

Großhadern are

sometimes still

WiFi deserts

.

Parts of

Pasing

,

Obermenzing

,

Allach

and

Feldmoching

,

Alte Heide

,

Am Hart

and

Freimann

are not ideally developed either.

It can get tight here if a family with children is working from home at the same time, has to

cope with

homeschooling

and is still

watching

Netflix in the evening.

WLAN in Munich: data traffic increased “by leaps and bounds” due to Corona

In addition: since the beginning of the

pandemic *

, data traffic for Internet and telephony at Mnet has

"skyrocketed by around 50 percent,"

says Dietrich.

The logical consequence: the proportion of customers booking connections with more than 300 Mbit or contract updates has

increased sevenfold

in the past year

.

Most customers now have at least 100 Mbit connections.

+

Fiber optic WiFi in Munich

© Card: M-net

Telekom

: Fiber optics to the technology housing, then copper lines to the building - and up to 50 Mbit per second: Telekom has "largely completed" the FTTC expansion, says spokesman Markus Jodl.

The FTTH standard follows, i.e. fiber optics into the building (with up to 10 Gbit).

"We are planning to double our expansion volume in Bavaria this year to around 180,000 connections." Expansion is currently taking place in

Neuaubing

,

Neupasing

,

Schwabing Nord

,

Freimann

,

Feldmoching

and

Riem,

among others

.

Vodafone

: Vodafone has expanded the infrastructure in Munich and now offers 400,000 households broadband speeds of one gigabit per second.

For this purpose, Vodafone equipped its cable fiber optic network with gigabit-capable network elements from September 2018 to October 2020.

The amount of data on a DVD (4.7 gigabytes) can now be downloaded in less than a minute.

PYUR

: Kabelfernsehen München ServiCenter GmbH has been operating its own fiber optic network in Munich since 1987, and currently 300,000 households are connected.

However, only via hybrid connections and speeds of up to 400 Mbit.

“In the course of 2021 we are planning the nationwide

* tz.de part of the Ippen-Digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

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