Vodafone agrees Deutsche Telekom deal to provide services in Germany

(Source: Reuters)

Vodafone Germany has announced a deal with Deutsche Telecom to provide broadband and internet protocol-based TV services in Germany (release). The company will offer customers speeds of up to 50 Mbps, eventually rising to 100 Mbps along with Vodafone's on-demand and broadcast IPTV services.

The agreement is subject to approval by regulator the Federal Network Agency. Vodafone noted that this followed agreements with Orange in Spain to provide a new fibre network to homes and the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide in the UK.

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.