A challenge to the further development of the digital infrastructures of network providers, content providers and industrial enterprises in Germany.

The expansion of broadband in Germany is picking up pace: with Fibre To The Home (FTTH) emblazoned on their banner, the federal government and network operators are investing billions in extending the fibre optic network to end-user households as well as making investments in the development and spread of the future 5G generation of mobile telecommunications. Their aim is to achieve widespread availability of high-speed internet and data connections.

In addition to the high cost of investment in construction activity for establishing passive access networks and installing suitable access technology, network operators, content providers and conventional industrial enterprises are also facing new challenges in the operation of network infrastructure.

The demand for bandwidths is growing enormously due to increasing digitalisation in all areas of life and the availability of ever-higher bandwidths, both in the home and on the move. The envisaged information society, often termed the Gigabit Society, will be completely permeated by information and communication technology and will consume massively growing amounts of data. In its annual report for 2016, the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany’s regulatory authority for the nation’s networks, identified a significant rise in the volume of data transmitted, with transmission volume in the fixed-line network almost doubling over a two-year period.

FTTH: Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things

For network and Internet providers in particular, but also for content providers, this increase in accessed data and the rise in transfer volume mean a major additional strain for core and distribution networks. For the data networks of industrial enterprises too, with their increasing digitalisation and connectivity as well as the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT), the new possibilities also mean a rise in broadband demand in all network sectors that goes beyond previous growth rates and prognoses.

Corporate strategists, network planners and IT managers therefore have to ask themselves today how they are going to tackle the enormous demand for bandwidths. A future-proof, flexibly expandable network design is a decisive factor here. The choice of network architecture goes hand in hand with selecting a capable and reliable manufacturer for the active network components needed to implement the architecture. HCD Consulting GmbH will support you with its many years of experience and the necessary know-how to help you find the best possible solution to these challenges. Thanks to a coordinated manufacturer portfolio that includes the market leaders Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, we are in a position to offer you network components with top levels of performance and reliability to enable implementation of state-of-the-art data network architecture and innovative network concepts.

We already implement network concepts in our clients’ companies with n-fold 100 Gigabit/s connections in core and distribution networks. Underlying technologies such as EVPN, VXLAN, MPLS, Virtual Chassis and many more together with the best support for the automation and realisation of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provide the foundation for future-proof networks. Besides considering measurable criteria such as maximum data throughput, port density, energy consumption and cost per port, we also pay special attention to your requirements in terms of operation and to the long-term suitability of the solution deployed. Our long, extensive experience in the network sector plays a major role in the selection of manufacturers and products. Benefit from our know-how and experience gathered from numerous successfully executed IT network projects.

HCD – a strong partner at your side

We are a strong partner when it comes to supporting you in redesigning, expanding or renewing your network infrastructure. The carefully selected hardware components from the big-name manufacturers Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks are used in wide-area networks of national telecommunications providers, in metropolitan networks of regional and communal providers such as local utility companies involved in FTTH expansion, at mobile telecommunications providers with future 5G networks, in the data centres of industrial enterprises as well as in the medical sector.

Our goal is to establish a long-term partnership as a reliable and accessible supplier and service provider giving optimum support for your business and operational requirements in the IT network sector. We have grasped the challenges posed by the impending data explosion and will make sure that your network is perfectly prepared for the future.