Deutsche Telekom acquires 7,700 towers from Telefonica Deutschland
Telefonica Deutschland has agreed to transfer 7,700 mobile tower sites to Deutsche Telekom.
The transfer will enable Telefonica Deutschland to achieve announced synergies from the network integration, following its acquisition of E-Plus.
"The agreement with Deutsche Telekom has clear advantages for all concerned," said Cayetano Carbajo Martín, chief technical officer of Telefonica Deutschland. "Our efforts for eliminating redundant mobile telecommunications sites will be reduced significantly. In the interest of our customers this allows us an even stronger concentration on the future-oriented LTE roll out."
The sites agreed by the parties will be taken over as soon as the approval by the antitrust authority has been granted.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, technology head of Telekom Deutschland, said that the operator will be able to expand faster with the acquisition of mobile network base stations.
“The collaboration between Telefonica and Telekom in the tower-business, i.e. the joint use of base stations, will also be intensified by this co-operation,” he said.
Following the integration of the network, Telefonica Deutschland will have a network of 25,000 sites, mainly rooftop-sites.