DT to go ahead with fibre optic network

18 Jan 2006

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has said it will press on with plans to build a EUR3 billion (USD3.6 billion) high-speed fibre optic network in Germany, despite having been called on by the Federal Network Agency (FNA) in November last year to voluntarily open up the planned network to rival operators. The fibre-optic rollout is designed to provide data download rates of up to 50Mbps and a range of multimedia services including high-definition television to Germany’s 50 largest cities by mid-2007. ISP United Internet, which already offers DSL services over DT’s lines, revealed last week that it wants to invest EUR500 million into the network.

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