Published: 20.05.2021 Hawe Telekom and WINGAS foster their cooperation June 2021 is the date scheduled by WINGAS for putting the border section of its fiber optic network into service to connect the Hawe Telekom and WINGAS networks. The new investment will optimise international data traffic with a view to delays and reliability. Hawe Telekom and WINGAS have thoroughly weighed up the cooperation aiming at establishment of the new effective fiber optic network crossing the northern part of the Polish and German border for years. The section to be built by WINGAS is 40 km long and will be laid on German territory in the area of the Kołbaskowo-Pomellen border crossing. The planning was finalized 2020 up-to-date and the laying started also timely beginning 2021, the operation is planned by WINGAS end of June 2021. The new optical fiber section will compliment WINGAS` around 8,000 km optical fiber grid in Germany. – Our investment in the area of border crossing with Poland stems from analysing and addressing the expectations of WINGAS clients and partners. Given the continuously growing interest in establishment of the shortest way to serve the East-West direction, we decided to build such section of our network that will ensure data traffic of unparallel competitiveness in terms of delays. I deeply believe that this investment will meet the needs of our clients from Germany and Poland, as well as other European Countrys and Russia – stresses Thomas Böhlert, Head of Marketing Assets WINGAS. This interconnection will bring the new opportunities for shorter transmission links e.g. between Gdansk and Hamburg or Frankfurt am Main, Vilnius and Amsterdam and Poznan – Copenhagen. At present, Hawe Telekom holds nearly 4000 km of fiber optic network forming the two rings that surround the territory of Poland. Interconnecting with WINGAS network will give new options for intensified use of the northern part of the network and allow for organising more efficient data transmission routes. – Cooperation with international partners and customers is one of the underlying pillars of our strategy. We wish to increase our share in constructing the networks connecting Europe and Asia with a focus on the lowest delays. That is why I am so excited that WINGAS also recognizes this potential and has decided to build the interconnection in Kołbaskowo– emphasizes Przemysław Gągała, International Sales Director in Hawe Telekom. WINGAS, a subsidiary of GAZPROM Germania, is one of the largest suppliers of natural gas in Germany since it was founded in 1993 in Kassel, Germany. The energy company is active in natural gas trading across Europe: in Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic. Its customers include municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial firms and power plants. WINGAS is also operating own fiber optic network and is marketing around 8,000 kilometers throughout Germany. Comprehensive service for the infrastructure, supplemented by constant monitoring of the entire network and a 24-hour standby service in the event of an incident are also part of WINGAS’ portfolio. With more then 20 years of experience in leasing fibre-optic capacity, WINGAS is a reliable and efficient partner in the process of building individual data network. Through the cooperations with a large number of other network operators, WINGAS can configure nearly any network structure – not just within Germany but more and more also beyond to other European countries.