German incumbent Deutsche Telekom (DT) has signed an agreement with Munich-based regional network operator M-Net to supply VDSL to the city of Augsburg. The two companies will provide each other with access to the joint fibre optic network, and plan to allow other companies access for a monthly fee. According to Reuters Germany, the telco is also said to be in talks with regional operator NetCologne over possible VDSL cooperation.
The agreement follows an announcement by DT in December 2008 asking its rivals for help rolling out VDSL technology to a much wider area. In the same month DT formed a partnership with Vodafone Germany to deploy a VDSL network in Heilbronn and Wurzburg, while in January 2009 a deal with utilities provider EWE was inked to expand the fibre optic network to nine cities in the northwest of Germany.