A FRESH APPROACH TO FIBRE-OPTIC EXPANSION


WITH THE G-LINE

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A FRESH APPROACH TO FIBRE-OPTIC EXPANSION


WITH THE G-LINE

The G-Line is Hauff-Technik's new fibre-optic product line. True to the slogan "A fresh approach to fibre-optic expansion", our aim with the G-Box is to provide an alternative to existing approaches and procedures for fibre-optic expansion, specifically for network construction work.

The three major objectives being pursued with the G-Line are greater speed, simplicity and affordability.

This reflects our opinion that the two primary aims in the coalition agreement, namely
1) providing Gigabit networks all over Germany by the end of 2025
2) connecting all schools, industrial zones and hospitals to the Gigabit network, and doing so during the current legislative period
can only be achieved by breaking new ground when it comes to fibre-optic expansion.

POSSIBLE AREAS OF APPLICATION

NEUBAU

NEW CONSTRUCTION

1a

Houses already completed and connected.
1b

Plots not yet built on/sold: Everything is already prepared for the subsequent fibre-optic connection. No further excavation work is required outside the plot. For expansion stages 2 and 3, no further access to the site is required.
NETZBAUMASSNAHME IM BESTAND/NACHVERDICHTUNG

NETWORK CONSTRUCTION WORK ON EXISTING CONNECTIONS/POST-COMPRESSION

2a

Homes passed: Owners who do not want a connection for now cause huge expense down the road since all the work required for a connection must be organised separately (approvals, excavation, splicers, etc.). With the G-Box, everything is already prepared up to the plot boundary. If the owner wants a connection, all that needs to be done is to connect the building to the G-Box.
2b

Owners who want a connection: In this case, the connection with the G-Box is established while the cables are being laid in front of the plot boundary.
SMART CITY

SMART CITY

Being well connected everywhere is almost a basic requirement of modern society these days, and is also necessary for future services like autonomous driving.

However, the WiFi or 5G antenna sites needed for this require access to the fibre-optic network almost everywhere. This is made possible by the G-Box.

3a

The G-Box can guarantee access to the fibre-optic network at almost every point – regardless of whether at bus stops or street lighting poles – without other infrastructure such as buildings or poles.
SMART CITY

 

3b

A solution can also be found where there is no infrastructure: integrated in a radiation-permeable covering, the G-Box can accommodate and supply various antennae in a bollard.

BENEFITS

With the G-Box, deadlines are reduced depending on the expansion stage, up to a complete plug-and-play cable system, which is installed in the G-Box prepared and connected without any further on-site appointment. The G-Box creates advantages for network operators, local authorities, house and building owners, planners, fibre optic installers, civil engineering companies and public utilities.

Benefits for the network operator

Benefits for local authorities

Benefits for the house/building owner

Benefits for planners

Benefits for fibre-optic installers

Benefits for excavation companies

Benefits for public utilities

EXPANSION STAGES

Fibre-optic expansion is proceeding at full speed at present. Network operators and telecommunications providers are facing the gargantuan challenge of expanding the fibre-optic network throughout Germany in a very short time and making high-speed Internet available to customers.

The greatest challenge by far is laying the fibre-optics on private plots as well as house connections in buildings, since this means making up to five appointments in total with the house owner. This results in significant organisational effort and increases the total costs per house connection.

BENEFITS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE NETWORK CONSTRUCTION

EXPANSION STAGE 1:

  • No more excavation and blowing-in work on public land
  • No problems due to shifting plug connections in the ground

EXPANSION STAGE 2:

  • No more excavation and blowing-in work on public land
  • No problems due to shifting plug connections in the ground
  • No additional appointment making with connection recipient required/splicer can "come whenever suits"

EXPANSION STAGE 3:

  • No more excavation and blowing-in work on public land
  • No problems due to shifting plug connections in the ground
  • No additional appointment making with connection recipient required/splicer can "come whenever suits"
  • Splicer no longer needed after the network construction work is completed. This does away with the need for costly and above all scarce specialist personnel

EXPANSION STAGE 1 − CABLE DEPOT

in the G-Box

With expansion stage 1, a fibre-optic cable depot is stored in the G-Box already installed during the network construction work. This means that everything is prepared for the subsequent connection and no further excavation or blowing-in work is required on public land after the network construction work is complete. Shifting plug connections are no longer a problem either.

If a connection recipient opts for a broadband connection later, a micropipe just has to be laid on the plot up to the building and the fibre-optic cable run from the G-Box through the micropipe into the building and spliced to the subscriber terminal in the building.

G-Box with 2 G-Box with 2 "LIGHT" connection sets
Fibre-optic cable depot is blown in and stored Fibre-optic cable depot is blown in and stored
Fibre-optic cable is run into building Fibre-optic cable is run into building
Finished subscriber terminal Finished subscriber terminal

EXPANSION STAGE 2 − SPLICING

in the G-Box

In expansion stage 2, cables are blown into each G-Box during the network construction work. Not the entire cable depot, however, just 4 m of excess fibre-optic cable length. This lies protected in a connection set until a broadband connection is requested.

Once this time comes, a micropipe just has to be laid on the plot up to the building. Unlike expansion stage 1, however, a fibre-optic cable with a termination point already permanently connected is run from the building outwards into the G-Box. The big advantage here is that the splice connection takes place in the G-Box, which means that access to the connection recipient's building and the time-consuming making of appointments this involves is not required.

G-Box with 2 connection sets G-Box with 2 connection sets
Fibre-optic cable is blown in from PD Fibre-optic cable is blown in from PD
Fibre-optic cable is run from building into G-Box Fibre-optic cable is run from building into G-Box
Fibre-optic cables are spliced in TP in G-Box Fibre-optic cables are spliced in TP in G-Box

EXPANSION STAGE 3 – PLUG AND PLAY CABLE SYSTEM

With expansion stage 3, four excess fibre-optic cable lengths are blown into each G-Box as in expansion stage 2. Then the G-Box sealing case with integrated termination point is installed. The splicing work can take place directly when connecting the sealing case. This means that a splicer is no longer required after the network construction work is completed. A robust empty duct connection for future connection of the G-Box to the building is already prepared.

If a broadband connection is requested in the future, the empty conduit is extended into the building and the cable system is fed through. This just needs to be plugged into the G-Box and the building, avoiding another call-out of expensive specialist personnel.

G-Box with connection set and corrugated pipe set G-Box with connection set and corrugated pipe set
Fibre-optic cable is blown in from PD and already spliced in TP Fibre-optic cable is blown in from PD and already spliced in TP
Simply plug into G-Box and building thanks to cable system einfaches Einstecken in der G-Box und im Gebäude dank des Kabelsystems

CONSTRUCTION OF THE G-BOX

Removable pylon marker for visual identification during the construction phase
Sabotage-proof closing cover – can only be opened using special keys
Height-adjustable attachment can be adapted to the ground level
Space for a fibre-optic termination point
Anschluss-Set als Schutzrohrsystem im Inneren für Glasfaser-Kabel
Watertight sealing case
Connection of a corrugated pipe to the insertion unit
Pull-resistant connection of a double plug-in fitting
Cable excess length box for storing excess cable lengths in the sealing case
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EXPERIENCE MORE

The G-BOX is the solution for intelligent network expansion. It creates advantages for network operators, house and building owners, municipalities and planners. You can see how this is possible in our short explanatory video.

Netzbetreiber

Benefits for the network operator

  • Eligible broadband expansion when placing a sleeve at the plot boundary or on the plot, expenses for excavation services and material are eligible up to the G-Box
  • Network expansion in existing connections and new construction possible independent of sold house connections, since all house connections can be prepared up to the G-Box
  • More economical network expansion thanks to efficient exploitation of all the necessary resources
  • The termination point is outside the customer's building, which significantly reduces the effort involved in arranging appointments
Kommunen

Benefits for local authorities

  • Subsidised broadband expansion with the G-Box: when placing a sleeve at the plot boundary or on the plot, the expenses for excavation services and material can be subsidised
  • Prompt completion of the network construction work for both existing connections and new builds
  • No subsequent digging on public land required for "stragglers"
  • Inconspicuous installation on public land thanks to the compact dimensions of the G-Box
  • 100% development of newly constructed residential areas in a single operation
Haus- & Gebäudeeigentümer

Benefits for the house/building owner

  • Fast connection to a modern fibre-optic network
  • Pre-laid and ready to connect in the G-Box
  • Shorter waiting time for a connection thanks to the G-Box – independent of the excavation company's schedule
  • Lower house connection costs through the possibility of the customer looking after the excavation work themselves
  • Possibility of allowances on the part of the network operator for "self-excavation"
  • More cost-effective realisation of connections requested subsequently
Planer

Benefits for planners

  • All broadband house connections in a network construction project can be planned up to the G-Box
  • G-Box can be used as a measuring point for acceptance testing of fibre-optic cables
  • Can be used for all standard micropipe sizes
  • Early discovery of problem areas in the empty conduit system (pinch points, leaks)
  • Smart city: fibre-optic connection can also be implemented as a WiFi or 5G network point
  • G-Box can be planned on public or private land and installed in all common surfaces
Glasfasermonteure

Benefits for fibre-optic installers

  • Certainty during installation, since the fibre-optic cables are blown in before final completion of the road and can be stored safely in the G-Box
  • Less coordination of appointments with the customer since no more splices are required in the building
  • Exchangeability of the cable section between the PD and G-Box
  • All cables for the house connection can be blown in up to the G-Box in a single operation, which guarantees effective use of the expensive specialist personnel
  • Less effort for subsequent individual connections, meaning more efficient use of people and machinery
Tiefbauunternehmen

Benefits for excavation companies

  • Simplified coordination and more efficient use of the excavation crew through a significant reduction of the excavations for a house connection
  • Easy installation of the G-Box on any surface level through height-adjustable top section
  • Installation possible in a wide range of surfaces such as asphalt, plaster and green spaces
  • Pull-resistant connection of the micropipes to the G-Box
  • One component combines installation in public and private areas
Stadtwerke

Benefits for public utilities

  • G-Box can be pre-laid and installed when developing a newly constructed residential area with electricity, gas or water networks
  • Option to install the G-Box as part of the refurbishment of existing house connections
  • Subsidised broadband expansion with the G-Box: the future development can be prepared as far as placing the sleeve at the plot boundary or on the customer's plot. The costs for materials and excavation work are eligible up to the sleeve (G-Box)

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