Dark fibre optic connections
Under the agreement, Eurofiber will provide the Municipality of Rotterdam with approximately 300 managed ‘dark fibre’ fibre optic connections for a period of eight years. ‘Dark fibre’ refers to fibre optics to which no active equipment is connected. The new fibre optic network will make optimal use of the existing digital infrastructure in Rotterdam. Wherever possible, municipal fibre optic networks, including Glazen Maas, will be reused, keeping investments in new connections to a minimum.
Smart city Rotterdam
Rotterdam is preparing the city for the future, and the development of smart city applications plays an important role in this. Smart city solutions are essentially about applying smart technology to urban challenges. Innovations such as sensor technology, resilience, mobility solutions, 5G and big data should make the city and its residents smarter, more sustainable and more efficient.
Communication, data, information, knowledge and sharing it play an important role in this. In order to be able to do this, a high-quality digital infrastructure is required. As such, the open and smart digital fibre optic infrastructure that Eurofiber will provide the municipality with is an important basis for Rotterdam’s innovations.