Vodafone has had the option of using the infrastructure of Deutsche Börse AG via a contingent contract since 2013. Telekom fixed-network connections based on VDSL with (super) vectoring. The two groups have now extended their cooperation by a further ten years and expanded it to include Telekom's FTTH network (Fibre to the Home). Vodafone will thus be able to offer its customers Internet tariffs in which even the last section from the distributor is handled via fiber optics instead of copper cable.
Goal - Attract customers to the cable network.
Despite the new cooperation, Vodafone is trying to attract more customers to its own cable network, which enables significantly higher profits per connection. In the past fiscal year, Vodafone was able to attract 381,000 new Cable-customers. 110,000 of the new customers were DSL switches, i.e., customers who previously used Telekom's network.
Cooperation to increase utilization of fiber optic networks
In addition to strengthening Vodafone in regions where the company has not yet expanded its own cable fiber optic network or will not do so, the primary goal of the cooperation is to increase the utilization of Telekom's existing network. The aim is to ensure that the infrastructure can be operated economically in order to finance further expansion.
Vodafone opens fibre optic network Telefónica
In addition, Vodafone recently entered into a cooperation with Telefónica in the fixed network sector. In the mobile sector, the two companies and Deutsche Telekom have been working together for some time to cooperatively drive network expansion. This is necessary in order to meet the requirements of the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and, like the CHIP network test 2020 has already led to initial successes.
The new fixed network partnership allows Telefónica to supply its own customers via Vodafone's fibre optic network. Download speeds of up to 250 Mbit/s can be achieved. This is made possible by interconnecting the networks at numerous locations and implanting new Software.