Sunday, May 19, 2013

Deutsche Telekom Opens its VDSL Network to Vodafone

Vodafone Germany and Deutsche Telekom reached an agreement that will allow Vodafone to offer high-speed fixed-line broadband and IPTV services across Germany.

Vodafone will initially use DT's VDSL network under a bespoke "Layer 3" (IP-based) bitstream agreement. This will allow Vodafone to offer its customers connection speeds of up to 50 Mbps (rising to 100 Mbps once DT has deployed vectoring technology) as well as Vodafone’s own on-demand and broadcast IPTV services.

Vodafone will also gain access to a more advanced Layer 2 Ethernet-based bitstream product that DT will make available to Vodafone from 2016.  This will allow an even greater level of differentiation and control over the design and delivery of the services that Vodafone offers to consumers and enterprise customers.

Germany's Federal Network Agency must approve the deal.

Vodafone Group Chief Executive for Northern and Central Europe, Philipp Humm, said: "Our agreement with Deutsche Telekom will greatly enhance our ability to offer our German customers a range of competitive, high-speed broadband and TV services, in addition to our industry-leading mobile services, in line with our broader Europe-wide strategy."


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