Vodafone Germany and Deutsche Glasfaser have announced an agreement to cooperate on the expansion of fibre-optic networks for residential customers. Under the wholesale partnership, Deutsche Glasfaser will deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks which will be leased to and operated by Vodafone on a long-term basis. Marketing of Vodafone’s services over the infrastructure will begin in Hesse in early 2020.
Deutsche Glasfaser plans, builds and operates open access fibre-optic connections for private households and companies. Originally founded by the investment company Reggeborgh, Deutsche Glasfaser has been majority owned by KKR since mid-2015.