DT inks cooperation agreement with cable operator

16 Aug 2012

German telecoms group Deutsche Telekom (DT), which provides fixed and mobile services under the banner Telekom Deutschland, has announced the signing of a long-term cooperation agreement with level 4 cable network operator ANTEC Servicepool, which will enable the telco to supply around 33,000 apartments in Hannover with TV and radio signals from April 2013. DT is providing a backward channel-capable network at network level 3 under the agreement, and will supply the appropriate TV and radio signals until the transfer point in the cellar. ANTEC will then transmit the signals to the apartments of the tenants, using the existing coaxial network. DT said it will install fibre-optic cables up to the transfer points in the properties in order to make full use of the transmission bandwidth of the existing coaxial cables to all apartments. ‘Whether it’s coaxial cables, copper cables, fibre-optics or mobile communications, Telekom as a real technology integrator offers housing companies solutions which will last well into the future,’ commented Niek Jan van Damme, member of the Board of Management of DT responsible for business in Germany. ‘We have taken another important step forward to position ourselves as a reliable and innovative partner in the housing industry.’