Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has enabled VDSL vectoring for a further 470,000 households, allowing it to offer customers in the upgraded areas maximum download speeds of 100Mbps. The speed increases were made possible through the operator’s IP conversion and the rollout of vectoring technology, which has also enabled upload speeds of 40Mbps. The latest network expansion covers nearly 1,000 towns and cities, and by the end of June 2018 the number of 100Mbps-capable households will reach seven million. From the second half of 2018, Telekom will begin deployment of super vectoring to enable bandwidths of up to 250Mbps.
‘We are a step closer to our goal of ensuring 80% of our lines operate at 50Mbps or higher as soon as possible,’ said Walter Goldenits, CTO at Telekom Deutschland, adding: ‘We are building fast internet for millions of people.’