New alliance for fast fiber and 5G expansion

The United Internet Group is pushing ahead with the development of the new 5G mobile communications standard through an alliance with the Federal Association for Broadband Communication (Breko). United Internet subsidiary 1 & 1 Versatel and Breko agreed to work together on fiber optic expansion, as both partners announced on Sunday.

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The connection of mobile radio stations to fiber optic networks is essential to exploit the potential of the new 5G mobile radio standard. According to the association, it represents urban and regional fixed network operators who supply both metropolitan areas and rural areas – the "white spots" – with fiber optic connections.

"1 & 1 Versatel provides intra-group fiber optic connections and can now connect 5G antennas in even more cities," said the telecommunications provider. As a result of the cooperation with Breko, the 5G network "will not only cover metropolitan areas in the first startup phase, but will also be available in previously underserved areas".

Breko managing director Stephan Albers emphasized that a fiber optic connection to the transmission masts is an indispensable basis for 5G expansion. The new framework agreement allows 1 & 1 Versatel to continue leasing fiber connections to interested companies without restrictions.

1 & 1 Versatel claims to operate an approximately 47,000 km long fiber optic network and is active in more than 250 German cities with its own network infrastructure.


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