London, UNITED KINGDOM – 25 July 2011 – euNetworks GmbH, a subsidiary of euNetworks Group Limited, 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 footprint.
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 data traffic.”
euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating 17 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 53 cities in 17 countries. The company leads the market in data centre connectivity, directly connecting over 518 today. euNetworks is also a leading cloud connectivity provider, directly connecting to all key cloud platforms with access to additional platforms. The company offers a targeted portfolio of metropolitan and long haul services including Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, and Ethernet. Wholesale, finance, content, media, data centre and enterprise customers benefit from euNetworks’ unique inventory of fibre and duct based assets that are tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth needs.