Deutsche Telekom hits out at NetCologne decision

Deutsche Telekom has criticised a decision by the Bundesnetzagentur, the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications and Post, to prent its planned cooperation with city network provider NetCologne in delivering fast internet services.

Telekom said the agency’s move sent a “bad signal” for the development of broadband in Germany, preventing companies from cooperating over high-risk network build-outs.

Under the plan, Telekom would have used NetCologne fibre connections in return for which NetCologne would have leased a number of Telekom’s VDSL ports.