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University project: Augsburg students build network access via fibre optics

As part of a university project, students at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences are setting up a functional network access via fibre optics. Cooperation partners are the leading Bavarian fibre-optic provider M-net and the self-service company Conntac.

Eight students on the Computer Science and Business Informatics courses at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences had the opportunity this semester to independently set up a functioning network access via fibre optics. The university project took place under the direction of the lecturer Prof. Dr. Rolf Winter and in cooperation with the regional telecommunications provider M-net and the self-service company Conntac. The project ended with a presentation of the results on 22.06.2022.

The university project

The aim of the university project was to set up a functioning network access via fibre optics (GPON), to make it manageable and regulable virtually at the push of a button. Regulation at the touch of a button should make it possible to set up different configurations as easily as possible. In this way, for example, the configuration of different providers can be changed quickly. In order to determine the state of the network at any given time, the students in the project set up a monitoring system.

The tasks of the project team included the research of possible software components for the construction of the network, the design of the network, the configuration of all necessary network components, the implementation of the required software components and the documentation as well as the testing with the routers of internet providers.

The cooperation partners M-net and Conntac

The leading Bavarian fibre optic provider M-net supported the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences project with the necessary equipment and technical expertise. As part of a kick-off appointment, the students had the opportunity to meet Lorenz Grehlich, Head of Planning & Implementation at M-net, and to clarify technical questions about the fibre-optic infrastructure.

“We are pleased to support the students of this challenging university project with our state-of-the-art fibre optic technology and our know-how from practice. As a telecommunications provider from the region for the region, it is important to us to also support local research and university projects,” says Lorenz Grehlich.

Another cooperation partner is the Augsburg IT company Conntac. Conntac develops self-service solutions for technical customer service with a focus on the telecommunications industry. Managing Director and Co-Founder Benjamin Wöhrl provided the students with industry and product knowledge during the kick-off.

“Conntac GmbH emerged from a research group at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. So the combination of science and business was particularly important to us as a company from the very beginning. We are pleased to be able to work together with M-net and the students on this exciting project,” says Benjamin Wöhrl, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Conntac GmbH.

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About Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

With over 6,600 students from 70 nations, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavarian Swabia. Teaching and learning here are embedded in a climate of tolerance, mutual respect and openness to the latest developments in research and technology.
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M-net is Bavaria’s leading fibre-optic provider and offers its customers fast internet, low-cost telephone and mobile phone connections as well as a wide range of television services. Business customers are also at the right address with Mnet: They receive internet, telephony, networking and data centre services and individual on-site support from M-net. As a provider from the region for the region, M-net networks the local community and creates new opportunities in the digital world every day. The company is a pioneer in the use of future-proof fibre optic technology and has been awarded the top rating of “very good” in the Connect fixed network test seven times in a row. In addition, M-net also assumes social responsibility for a sustainable future: the company has been certified as climate-neutral by TÜV Rheinland since 2021, making it the first climate-neutral telecommunications provider in Germany.

M-net’s coverage area includes large parts of Bavaria, the greater Ulm area and the Main-Kinzig district in Hesse. M-net is backed by a group of well-known regional suppliers, including Stadtwerke München and Augsburg, Allgäuer Überlandwerk, N-ERGIE, infra fürth and Erlanger Stadtwerke. M-net has more than 507,000 business and private customer connections, employs around 850 people and achieved sales of around 274 million euros in the 2021 financial year.
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