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FRITZ!Box brings the Internet 2,600 meters high

For a Tyrolean lodge at an altitude of 2,610 meters, halfway between Munich and Venice, a warm welcome and hearty food are a matter of course. But now the proprietor also offers and Internet connection! Thanks to a FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE, the Glungezerhütte now boasts Austria's highest broadband Internet connection. Yet another example of how LTE communications are ideally suited for stationary applications in even the most remote locations.

Guests glad about the fast Internet connection

The Austrian Alpine Club's highest mountain lodge in North Tyrol attracts around 7000 guests each year. To fulfill their wish for fast access to the Internet, a stationary LTE connection has been set up at the Glungezerhütte.

Signal from 9 kilometers away

Comparably fast solutions using VDSL or fiber optics were not an economically viable option for the remote Glungezerhütte. Instead, proprietor Gottfried Wieser and the Austrian Alpine Club organized a team of volunteers to install an exterior antenna on the lodge's roof. Now the LTE signal can be received from the valley over a distance of 9 kilometers.

Speeds comparable with a VDSL connection

In the interior of the lodge the FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE ensures that a powerful Internet connection is available for all guests. Transmission speeds as high as 35 Mbit/s are achieved, comparable with a VDSL connection in town. Since optimum LTE reception demands that the equipment be set up with millimeter precision, the practical FRITZ!Box alignment aid was used to determine the ideal orientation for the antenna. The connection to Glunzegerhütte even works in heavy snowfall.

The view from the lodge via webcam

For Austrians who want to enjoy the advantages of broadband Internet, LTE is often the only option. And guests are not the only ones to benefit from the new LTE solution: Thanks to the installed webcam, anyone can savor the view from the lodge in the comfort of their own home.

Copyright photos: Alpenverein Hall / Gerald Aichner,

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