The agreement is based on long-term guaranteed sales and demonstrates the synergies achieved through the increased use of the Telefonica network, which optimizes the efficiency of the supply and investments for both companies. This agreement is an alternative to co-investments with other players for Orange, while it will finalize the current provision. As part of the agreement, Telefénica and Orange are strengthening their mutual commitment to a long-term wholesale relationship in areas where Orange does not plan to send its own FTTH network. Over the next few years, Orange will secure wholesale revenues for all of Telefonica`s footprints (either in unregulated or regulated sectors) by trading competitive prices in unregulated sectors. The two telecommunications companies have extended and extended a partnership dated until 2013, which allows Telefénica to purchase VDSL lines from Deutsche Telekom. This agreement has been extended for a further ten years and now includes FTTH lines. It applies to all of Germany. “With regard to open networks, Deutsche Telekom intends to enter into similar agreements with other market players,” he said. “We will also offer this pioneering collaboration to other companies in the market in order to continue the philosophy of open access in the construction of ftTH.” “Deutsche Telekom stands for open networks and cooperation. And we underline this with this wide-scale cooperation agreement. This contract guarantees the use of our broadband network. And we`re going to get financial resources that we`re going to reinvest in our networks,” said Dirk Wssner, Chairman of deutsche Telekom`s National Unit Board. The agreement will also benefit subscribers with wider FTTH coverage and other options on national NGN networks capable of making progress in accessing services in the digital economy.

The agreement means that O2 Germany will use Deutsche Telekom`s home fibre-optic network (FTTH) to connect customers at speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Madrid, February 22, 2018.- Telefénica and Orange have entered into a new wholesale commercial contract for access to Telefonica`s FTTH network, an extension of the current 2016 agreement by which Orange can continue to access the Telefonica network in regulated areas defined by current regulations (April 2016). In doing so, Telefonica once again demonstrates its commitment to entering into trade agreements with its competitors and thereby increasing the long-term profitability of its infrastructure investments. A similar agreement with Vodafone was reached last year and Telefonica is open to negotiations with other players. In all areas of public initiative, the deployment has accelerated, with the number of lines made marketable per quarter between 2018 and 2019 having increased 2.5-fold: from 100,000 to 250,000. This acceleration must continue, as it will be necessary to deploy about 2 million catches per year in the field of public initiative from 2019, in order, hopefully, to achieve the objectives of the French THD plan.