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Steer: design the

Munich of tomorrow

The networks operated by SWM are important lifelines of

the City of Munich and the region. We will not only oper-

ate them in a forward-looking and reliable manner, but

also make them technologically fit for the future.

Digitisation is a key driver of our strategy in this area. Not

only does it create opportunities for efficiency enhance-

ment through leaner structures and operations, but it will

also pave the way to the Munich of tomorrow. We will

develop new offerings through enhanced networking, also

with other business units.

We will continue or even expand our franchise strategy. In

the future, we will continue to apply for franchises in the

Munich metropolitan area – where appropriate also with

partners.

Fibre-optic network: the path to the digital world

By 2021, we intend to hook up a further 35,000 buildings,

with more than 230,000 flats, in a total of 27 roll-out

areas to the fibre-optic high-speed network that we are

installing together with our M-net telecommunications

subsidiary. Nearly 70% of all Munich households will then

have direct access to this powerful data highway. Beyond

Munich’s city limits, too, M-net, together with various

cooperation partners, will continue to make sizeable in-

vestments in a future-proof broadband infrastructure. In

addition, a different type of data network will pave the

way towards a real “smart city”: a low-frequency long-

range radio network for the energy-saving connection of

terminal devices to the “Internet of Things”, the introduc-

tion of which SWM is analysing. With the set-up of such a

network, SWM intends to tap new revenue sources, e.g. in

the monitoring of relevant infrastructures or in the area of

traffic and transport management.

ONE OF SWM‘S BIGGEST INVESTMENTS FOR THE FUTURE: A FIBRE-OPTIC NETWORK EVERYWHERE IN MUNICH.

ANNUAL REPORT 2016  STADTWERKE MÜNCHEN

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Our Strategy