22 February 2019
The Langmatz Broadband-Symposium 2019 once again reinforced its position as the industry gathering with a clear focus on the ongoing expansion of FTTH networks. A record number of 500 participants and 26 partner companies attended, thus surpassing last year’s event numbers, and Langmatz wonderfully handled the logistical and organisational side of the two days…
High-calibre speakers spoke on the first day about venturing into the gigabit world and its implementation in Estonia. There were also thrilling insights into the development of a smart city region in the state capital of Munich. Stadtwerke München, the Munich public utility company, is setting up state-of-the-art networks as the drivers for this infrastructure.
A core topic was the ‘trenching’ information provided by the company Leonhard Weiss, which has established a quality standard for this in collaboration with Biberach University. A panel discussion with representatives of traditional civil engineering and trenching intensively considered and compared the advantages of both approaches.
The day was rounded off with a discussion on the German IT Security Act (IT-Sicherheitsgesetz) and protection of the critical infrastructure. The event concluded with a rather ‘tongue-in-cheek’ look at the German government’s Digital Agenda – scrutinising its aims in comparison to the reality in Germany.
On the second day, the open house was held with 26 partner companies from the sector.
Due to the growing number of exhibitors, for the first time a large marquee was set up inside the Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski jumping arena, which provided space for everyone. Here, visitors could find out news about planning, setting up, and operating optical fibre networks. Langmatz GmbH also showcased its latest developments for these high-performance networks. Participants learned details about the latest funding programmes for advancing the establishment of gigabit networks in the mobile information point of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Companies presented the latest information on the handling of optical fibres in everyday installation, on in-house distribution concepts and alternative laying techniques in various workshops. Guided tours of the Langmatz plant in Oberau were organised by shuttle bus and gave an in-depth insight into the way that optical fibre products are made.
We would like to thank all visitors and the exhibiting partner companies for their participation in and organisation of these fascinating day events!
Managing Director (CEO) Langmatz GmbH
Many thanks once again to our speakers, whose presentations played a big part in making the Broadband-Symposium such a success.