German company 1&1, the subsidiary of internet service provider (ISP) United Internet, has announced it will be able to present a VDSL offering and launch services by the end of 2009. The company will initially offer wholesale VDSL double-play packages with transmissions speeds of up to 50Mbps in 50 German cities. As reported by CommsUpdate on 10 July, the country’s incumbent telco Deutsche Telekom (DT) confirmed it had signed a VDSL resale agreement with 1&1 earlier this month. The two companies agreed a price of EUR25.36 (USD35.38) per month for two year contracts and EUR26.28 for one year contracts. Rival broadband operator Vodafone has also inked a deal with DT for VDSL access.