Vodafone considers takeover of Deutsche Glasfaser - report

Friday 14 July 2017 | 09:47 CET | News
Vodafone is considering a takeover of German operator Deutsche Glasfaser, the site Golem.de reported citing a business source. The acquisition of the FTTH operator would help strengthen its competitive position versus Deutsche Telekom, while at the same time the company pursues a link-up with Liberty Global's local subsidiary, Unitymedia. Deutsche Glasfaser is one of the few German operators to pursue a full-fibre roll-out and recently introduced 1 Gbps speeds for its customers. It was started by Dutch investment company Reggeborgh and more recently KKR took majority control.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Deutsche Glasfaser / Deutsche Telekom / Liberty Global / Unitymedia / Vodafone
Countries: Germany
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