Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone to link on fiber venture

23 DECEMBER 2008 � According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Deutsche Telekom will work with Vodafone to develop a fiber-optic network for high-speed Internet access.

23 DECEMBER 2008 � According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Deutsche Telekom will work with Vodafone to develop a fiber-optic network for high-speed Internet access.

The two groups want to develop two projects in Germany to establish a high-speed Internet network that could serve 100,000 homes, Timotheus Hottges, responsible for fixed telephone operations at Deutsche Telekom, told AFP.

"We are going to see how this cooperation would work at the technical level," he said to AFP. "We want to show that Deutsche Telekom does not want to monopolise the new networks."

Hottges added that Deutsche Telekom "was going to have to abandon some parts of the (fixed telephone) market." Client losses should peak in 2010 and level off after that, Hottges also told AFP.

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