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Deutsche Telekom to upgrade DSL network to take on cable

Deutsche Telekom plans to upgrade its DSL network to offer higher speeds and compete more effectively with cable in Germany next year.

The telco plans to roll out so-called vectoring technology to improve broadband speeds on its network. Telekom Deutschland CEO Niek Jan van Damme said the upgrade could begin next year if Telekom wins regulatory approval. However, Telekom would not share the vectored DSL lines with rival operators.