Deutsche Telekom (DT) has contracted Siemens to provide infrastructure for its new VDSL broadband network. An industry source claims the deal is worth over EUR200 million (USD240 million). French equipment vendor Alcatel is also believed to be involved in the rollout which sees DT initially hoping to link ten German cities by VDSL before June 2006 at a cost of EUR500 million. Full deployment will be completed by 2009, with EUR3 billion due to be spent hooking up 50 cities. The network will support speeds of up to 50Mbps, up from the telco’s existing top speed of 16Mbps over its ADSL infrastructure.