Telekom Deutschland has confirmed that its ongoing VDSL Vectoring upgrade programme now covers a total of 145 cities, noting that it has extended download speeds of up to 100Mbps to 140,000 new households. According to the telco’s press release, the speeds are enabled by a fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network, while last-mile connectivity is delivered over upgraded copper lines. Telekom notes that the next wave of FTTC/Vectoring upgrades will commence on 11 June. Further, the telco expects to introduce ‘Super Vectoring’ connectivity in 2H18, enabling download speeds of up to 250Mbps.
Tim Hottges, CEO of parent company Deutsche Telekom (DT), commented: ‘We aren’t only building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centres; our network also extends to rural areas. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion. Some of our upgrade projects are designed to serve tens of thousands of households, while others benefit just a handful. For us, every line counts.’