Data of UMTS and LTE stations will be transferred into Telekom’s network infrastructure and then into the O2 core network
Telefónica Germany have signed a network infrastructure deal with Deutsche Telekom under which Telekom will connect up to 2,000 of Telefónica’s points of concentration via fibre optics, and the partnership will allow the O2 mobile network to transmit data at greater speeds and higher capacity.
Under the partnership, Deutsche Telecoms will enable Telefónica Germany to link up the first mobile phone masts to its core network via high-speed data channels by providing its leased lines.
In addition, Telefónica Germany will also be able to increase its transmission rates at UMTS and LTE sites significantly.
The data of the UMTS and LTE stations at points of concentration distributed throughout Germany will gradually be transferred into Telekom’s network infrastructure and transported from there into the O2 core network.
Telefónica Germany CEO René Schuster said the agreement with Telekom gives them the chance to operate cost-efficiently, quickly and flexibly in the rapidly growing market for mobile data.
"So we can offer the best quality in one of the most high-tech mobile networks in Europe." Niek Jan van Damme, Telekom board member responsible for German business, points out: "To be able to exploit synergies in broadband expansion, network operators have to work together. And Telekom is willing to do that," said Schuster.