Broadband expansion by municipal utilities - a worthwhile addition to the energy industry portfolio

13.12.2019

Many energy suppliers are now dealing with the topic of broadband - in various forms.

Many energy suppliers are now dealing with the topic of broadband - in various forms. Some build up and lease the network, others actively operate it themselves. Some use service providers for this purpose. Based on this, own or white label products are then offered - which are more or less linked to the energy industry portfolio.

Part of the "cake" from which network operators and municipal utility companies will be able to live on in the future is now being shared between the players in the energy industry and the "classic" telecommunications industry. It is therefore advisable to deal with the topic of broadband quickly - and to continually question one's own depth of value creation due to the dynamic market development.

This was also done by Stadtwerke Heidelberg Netze GmbH, which has had a broadband offer for years. In this context, the con|energy unternehmensberatung supported the decision of further expanding the fiber optics network with detailed business cases and know-how. This enabled the company from Heidelberg to make changes to the settings itself, so that the effects on the KPIs of various business models (such as white label, bitstream or leasing) and scenarios could be seen immediately. In addition, con|energy and its broadband partner MICUS Strategieberatung could share their experience from many projects and contribute highly valuable valid input since there is hardly any evidence on the market. This is very important when considering a period of 20 years. Thorsten Elfner, head of the telecommunications department and project manager of Stadtwerke Heidelberg Netze on this cooperation: "Our wishes were always appreciated and then implemented very quickly. All in all, we were very satisfied and look forward to going further steps together.”

Regardless of the decision that energy suppliers face, we at con|energy unternehmensberatung provide the appropriate support. From the basic positioning on the topic of broadband to the technical expansion planning to the product development and integration into organizational structures, we work with our partners to create valuable services for your individual needs.

Kontakt:

Dr. Heike Hahn
+49 201 1022-265
hahn@conenergy.com

Lukas Dieckmann
+49 201 1022-274
dieckmann@conenergy.com

Broadband expansion by municipal utilities - a worthwhile addition to the energy industry portfolio