FNA gives conditional green light to DT's VDSL2 upgrades

10 Apr 2013

Germany’s telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency (FNA), has given Deutsche Telekom (DT) conditional approval to upgrade its copper network with VDSL2 technology. The watchdog said that DT must allow competitors to access the infrastructure, but that it could deny access in areas where alternative networks are already available. German broadband network operators association Breko has been critical of DT’s VDSL2 plans, saying that the proposals will hinder the growing fibre-optic deployment of regional operators and significantly reduce unbundled access for rivals.