euNetworks partners with Vodafone Germany

26 July 2011 | Kavit Majithia


Bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has made a significant play in delivering fibre services by signing a partnership agreement with Vodafone Germany.

As a result of the deal, euNetworks will cover Vodafone’s operations in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, and the agreement also enables Vodafone to tap into euNetwork’s extends footprint.

“LTE delivers a technological quantum leap for the industry, and is the first gigabit technology in the mobile sector,” said Hartmut Kremling, CTO at 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 and their demonstrated commitment to this partnership, in addition to unique assets, deliver great value to our overall network strategy.”

Vodafone has shown a clear commitment to rolling out LTE across Europe, particularly in Germany where more than 4 million households have access to high-speed LTE internet by the company, since Germany’s wireless frequency auction in 2010. euNetworks stated “fibre-optic networks are a key component of the underlying infrastructure required to support this new mobile standard. “

“We are delighted to be working with Vodafone on this important development in the mobile sector,” added Brady Rafuse, CEO at 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 data traffic.”

According to consultancy firm BuddeComm, the German mobile data market has the largest potential in Europe considering the significant investment made by the country’s four network operators in the space. The research company predicts Vodafone alone will deploy LTE in over 1500 locations in the region by the end of the year.