Versatel wins telephony contract in Schleswig-Holstein

21 Sep 2009

German fixed line operator Versatel Communications has announced it has won a nationwide tender to exclusively provide new telephone connections to all administrative offices in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The state’s eight federal ministries, as well as all of the region’s police stations, will be connected to Versatel’s fibre-optic ISDN network. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Versatel is owned by Apax Partners (41.67%), United Internet (25.21%) and Cyrte Investments (25.04%), with the remaining 8.08% in free float. In 2008 the operator saw the number of its fixed telephony customers more than halve from 44,920 at the end of 2007 to 20,488 a year later.

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