DT calls for VDSL help

14 Nov 2008

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has called on its fellow German telcos to help build a national high speed VDSL broadband network, warning that the country would lose its competitive edge if it failed to do so, reports Reuters. ‘Deutsche Telekom cannot build a VDSL network aimed at covering the entire country alone … because we would never be allowed 100 percent market share. We welcome others helping us invest into broadband networks of the future and will open our network on fair conditions, but not at any price,’ stated a DT board member. The telco wants VDSL to be exempt from regulation, saying it needs to negotiate access and prices with rivals on its own to recoup its investment.

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