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Deutsche Telekom to backhaul O2 Germany
13 January 2012
Telefónica O2 signs backhaul agreement with Deutsche Telekom to connect German base stations
Deutsche Telekom is to provide backhaul services linking up to 2,000 of Telefónica O2’s points of concentration in Germany to improve mobile network speeds.
By the second quarter of 2012, Telefónica Germany will also adopt DT’s leased lines to connect mobile masts to the core network by using high-speed data channels. This deal will also enable Telefónica Germany to improve its transmission rates at UMTS and LTE stations in the future.
René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, said: “The agreement with Deutsche Telekom gives us the chance to operate cost-efficiently, quickly and flexibly in the rapidly growing market for mobile data. So we can offer the best quality in one of the most high-tech mobile networks in Europe.”
Niek Jan van Damme, Deutsche Telekom board member in charge for German business said: “To be able to exploit synergies in broadband expansion, network operators have to work together.” GTB
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