NetCologne becomes latest German MVNO

9 Oct 2007

Regional telco NetCologne has announced that it will act as an MVNO on the network of E-Plus before the end of October. The provision of wireless services will complement the company’s existing fixed line voice and internet offerings, enabling it to sell packages combining the three under the ‘Mega-Flat’ brand name.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, NetCologne currently offers ADSL and SHDSL access services to business and residential users under the brand name NetDSL, and offers consumer bundles of voice telephony and broadband internet access under the ‘Joker’ brand. It initially launched xDSL in Cologne, Bergisch Gladbach, Bonn, Siegburg and Bornheim Merten in May 2001, and, under phase two of its rollout, extended coverage to Leverkusen, Opladen, Porz, Bensberg, Niederkassel, Wesseling, Bruhl and Hurth Pulheim. Expansion of its coverage is ongoing. It is owned by the municipality of Cologne through its company GEW Cologne.

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