Deutsche Glasfaser and Vodafone Deutschland in new wholesale deal

German fibre network operator Deutsche Glasfaser and Vodafone Deutschland have concluded a wholesale agreement for a period of at a minimum of 10 years that will give Vodafone nationwide access to the FTTH network from Deutsche Glasfaser. 

From autumn 2023, Vodafone will have access to the fibre network as part of the wholesale agreement. In the future, it said, Vodafone will be able reach up to six million additional households as a result.

Deutsche Glasfaser said that the deal would bring it closer to its goal of providing Germany’s rural and suburban areas with fibre access quickly and comprehensively.

The network has been build with open access as a basic principle, which the company says promotes efficient fibre expansion and fair competition for services as well as the responsible use of resources.

Open access allows end users to choose between different providers and ensures maximal network utilisation, it said.

“We are pleased that Vodafone is relying on our rapidly growing fibre network in rural and suburban areas. Everyone benefits from open access: Fibre customers in rural areas have freedom of choice. And we as a company are getting closer to our goal of supplying the regions with fiber optics quickly and comprehensively through such wholesale partnerships,” said Andreas Pfisterer, CEO of Deutsche Glasfaser.

“We offer all telecommunications providers the opportunity to use our infrastructure to expand their range of services. In this way, we promote fair competition between offers and services and advance the expansion of fibre in Germany.”

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