Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed line and cellular arm of Germany’s former incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom (DT), will roll out its VDSL Vectoring network to Hamburg in the second half of 2016, making it the first city to experience the operator’s 100Mbps/40Mbps (downlink/uplink) Vectoring broadband speeds, reports local site Computer Base. Currently, only smaller towns and communities have access to Telekom’s faster rates.
TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported in January 2016 that Telekom had rolled out its 100Mbps/40Mbps VDSL Vectoring network to a further 4.6 million households in 2015. During that year Telekom laid a total of 10,000km of fibre-optic cable in Germany, bringing the overall length of its domestic network to 400,000km. The firm said it is investing around EUR4 billion (USD4.4 billion) annually in the development of its operations, with the aim of increasing Vectoring coverage to 80% of German households (around 24 million) by 2018, as well as providing 4G LTE mobile data coverage to 95% of the population by the same date.