1&1 Drillisch, 1&1 Versatel and Telekom expand fibre-optic cooperation

16 Feb 2021

1&1 Drillisch has revealed it is expanding its fibre-optic offering and will in future receive all VDSL and FTTH advance services from its affiliate 1&1 Versatel. The two companies have entered into an agreement on the long-term purchase of FTTH and VDSL complete packages including voice and IPTV effective from 1 April 2021. At the same time, 1&1 Versatel has entered into an agreement with Telekom Deutschland on the use of its FTTH and VDSL connections for households for a period of ten years. These enable 1&1 Versatel to provide FTTH and VDSL complete packages for 1&1 Drillisch, as 1&1 Versatel’s nationwide transport network is largely connected to the local broadband networks of Telekom. In addition to the existing access to FTTH connections of city carriers, 1&1 Versatel can thus initially offer 1&1 Drillisch around 750,000 additional FTTH connections for marketing. The existing VDSL only agreement between 1&1 Drillisch and Telekom will be terminated before maturity by mutual agreement of the parties.

The new FTTH/VDSL agreement between 1&1 Versatel and Telekom is subject to approval by the Federal Network Agency (FNA).