5 Questions for Sascha Petzoldt, SachsenGigaBit GmbH

The fast and stable availability of the Internet is an elementary prerequisite for digitalisation. Sascha Petzoldt explains how SachsenGigaBit is contributing to this in an interview with members.

Mr Petzoldt, could you please give us a brief introduction to your company, SachsenGigaBit?
Within the SachsenEnergie group of companies, SachsenGigaBit bundles competencies in fibre optics and telecommunications. A market that is developing rapidly – that is why we are actively driving broadband provision in Dresden and Eastern Saxony and creating attractive telecommunications offerings. We are also specialists in innovative data transmission solutions and professional Internet access for business customers and public authorities in the network area of SachsenGigaBit.

Which digitalisation topics are particularly important to you?
Our service and product platform as well as the provider system landscape of SachsenGigaBit enable us to offer products and services. In doing so, we rely on automated processes as well as a corresponding openness of interfaces in order to be able to warranty our customers a digital customer experience. We place a high value on stable and secure services and on the services that we provide to our customers.

What are the special challenges of your industry at the moment, and how are you working on them?
We have set ourselves the goal of providing our region with a comprehensive broadband network. The advantages of a high-performance fibre optic network – such as speed, reliability and security – should be warranted in every area of Saxony.

As SachsenGigaBit, we aim to make our contribution to making the region future-proof and competitive through the existence of state-of-the-art fibre-optic infrastructure. Homeowners, property developers, housing associations or municipalities can request customised solutions from us and benefit from our many years of experience in broadband expansion.

How do you expect your membership in the eco Association to support you in this regard?
We are very pleased to be a member of the eco Association. We are ready to participate in a lively exchange around the topics of digitalisation. In a joint exchange with other industry experts, we would like to discuss innovative ideas in the field of digitalisation. This will allow us to further advance solutions in the interest of our customers. Furthermore, we hope for novel ideas for cooperation with eco members.

What opportunities does digitalisation offer us in the future?
Digital transformation offers great opportunities in all areas of life, from the private sector to industry. A fundamental prerequisite for digitalisation is the fast and stable availability of the Internet. The flexibilisation and automation of the world of work are being driven by digitalisation and are leading to the development of new business areas. Furthermore, we see digitalisation as a basis for improving living conditions, especially against the background of demographic development.

Mr Weiss, thank you very much for the interview.

Sascha Petzoldt, born in 1981, is an authorised signatory and head of the Telecommunications Systems department at SachsenGigaBit GmbH. After studying Information and Communications Ingineering at HTW Dresden, he has worked in various positions as an engineer and in leading positions in the energy industry and telecommunications.


5 Questions for Sascha Petzoldt, SachsenGigaBit GmbH