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Tele Columbus and 1&1 agree wholesale cooperation

22 Nov 2022

1&1 has announced that it has partnered with Tele Columbus (PYUR) for the marketing of fixed broadband connections in Germany. Under the new long-term wholesale framework agreement, the nationwide transport network of 1&1 Versatel will be connected to Tele Columbus’ regional city network, enabling 1&1 to offer households high speed internet connections over an internet-enabled Tele Columbus cable or fibre connection from April 2023. Housing tenants with a Tele Columbus internet connection will soon be able to purchase 1&1 products and services, while for 1&1 the new cooperation agreement opens up additional marketing potential of more than two million households, with fixed products offering download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

‘The network opening from April 2023 is widening the choice of broadband products and offers a genuine added value for our housing association partners and all of their tenants,’ said Daniel Ritz, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Tele Columbus. Meanwhile, Ralph Dommermuth, CEO of 1&1, commented: ‘Through the cooperation with Tele Columbus, we are able to further increase our coverage with fast broadband connections. In addition to Tele Columbus’ existing fibre and cable connections, we will also have access to fibre connections that will be built by Tele Columbus in the future. We look forward to working together to provide even more German households with fast and reliable internet connections.’

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