euNetworks announces fibre-optic deal with Vodafone
euNetworks, a fibre-optic infrastructure provider, has announced a network supply deal with Vodafone Germany. As part of the agreement, euNetworks will deliver fibre services to the operator in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.
The deal will enable Vodafone Germany to strengthen backhaul capabilities for its LTE network, which since its launch in December 2010, now reaches more than four million homes.
euNetworks owns 13 fibre-based metropolitan networks across Europe and according to a statement the deal will, “enable Vodafone to benefit from euNetworks’ extended footprint”.
No financial information related to the deal was revealed in the announcement.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
With over 33 million subscribers Vodafone Germany is the second largest mobile operator in Germany, narrowly behind T-Mobile, according to Informa WCIS statistics.