Telefonica and Tele Columbus agree network access deal

31 Oct 2019

Telefonica Deutschland has signed a cooperation agreement with Tele Columbus to secure long-term access to the firm’s cable and fibre networks, which reach 2.3 million homes in Germany. Through the cooperation, Telefonica Deutschland will be able to offer customers fixed broadband internet under its core O2 brand, including speeds of up to 1Gbps in the future.

‘Thanks to the cooperation with Tele Columbus, Telefonica Deutschland will have the largest broadband network coverage of all providers in Germany,’ said Alfons Loesing, Chief Partner and Wholesale Officer and Board Member of Telefonica Deutschland, adding: ‘This cooperation once again underpins our strategy of offering customers highly attractive products at very fair prices through smart partnerships. Thanks to the proven cooperation with other providers, we already have an extensive infrastructure product portfolio in the fixed network segment. This is the ideal basis for us to provide innovative products and convergent services. Now we’re taking the next step and making the gigabit age a reality for O2 customers.’