Vodafone Germany has signed a strategic partnership with
euNetworks to use its fibre optic network in support of the backbone
capacity in the operator’s LTE rollout. euNetworks will provide
Vodafone Germany with access to its metropolitan fibre networks in
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich as it deploys LTE. Vodafone can already provide over four million German households with LTE coverage.
euNetworks GmbH, a subsidiary of euNetworks Group Limited (SGX:
H23.SI), announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership
with Vodafone Germany, delivering Fibre services to the mobile operator
in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. The agreement also provides a
framework to enable Vodafone to benefit from euNetworks extended
Vodafone Germany is leading the roll out of the LTE network
throughout Germany. More than 4 million households in Germany can
already be provided with high speed LTE internet by Vodafone since the
wireless frequencies were auctioned off in 2010. Fibre optic networks
are a key component of the underlying infrastructure required to
support this new mobile standard.
"LTE delivers a technological quantum leap for the industry, and is
the first gigabit technology in the mobile sector," said Hartmut
Kremling, Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Germany. "A strong
underlying fibre optic network is important for us as we roll out LTE
across Germany. euNetworks has this network in key markets. Their
demonstrated commitment to this partnership and unique assets deliver
great value to our overall network strategy."
"We are delighted to be working with Vodafone on this important
development in the mobile sector," said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive
Officer of euNetworks. "As a bandwidth infrastructure provider, with
deep fibre assets in Germany, we have the capability and network in
place to support Vodafone with a fibre backhaul for their LTE roll out
programme. We are working closely together, delivering the underlying
infrastructure that is set to support the exponential growth in mobile
euNetworks recently expanded its nationwide fibre network in Germany
following the acquisition of LambdaNet Communications Deutschland AG.
This long haul network combined with the 7 metropolitan networks
euNetworks owns and operates in Germany, delivers a strong
infrastructure solution to the market, positioning euNetworks as a
significant fibre- to-the-tower provider in Europe.
euNetworks Group Limited (SGX: H23:SI) is a bandwidth infrastructure
provider, owning and operating 13 fibre based metropolitan networks
across Europe connected with a high capacity intercity backbone. The
Company offers a portfolio of metro and longhaul Ethernet and Internet
Protocol services including Dark Fibre, Dedicated Fibre, Wavelengths,
Ethernet, and Internet. Enterprise and carrier customers benefit from
euNetworks’ unique inventory of fibre and duct based assets that are
tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth needs. euNetworks Group Limited
is headquartered in London and publicly listed on the Singapore Stock
Exchange. For further information please visit www.eunetworks.com.