Telefónica Deutschland is transferring 7,700 mobile telephone sites to Deutsche Telekom as the Operator trims redundant infrastructure following the integration of Telefonica’s network with E-Plus that it acquired in October last year. The exercise will increase Deutsche Telekom’s coverage to more than 25,000 sites. Telefónica, however can still use these sites without restrictions until they become unnecessary through the integration of the O2 and E-Plus networks.
The Operator said that the financial impacts from the transfer have already been included within the communicated synergies related to the network integration.
Cayetano Carbajo Martín, CTO, Telefónica Deutschland
Our efforts for eliminating redundant mobile telecommunications sites will be reduced significantly. In the interest of our customers this allows us an even stronger concentration on the future-oriented LTE roll out. With this acquisition of mobile network base stations, we can realize our expansion faster and our customers will benefit from the additional power of the Telekom network even sooner.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, head of technology at Deutsche Telekom
With this acquisition of mobile network base stations, we can realise our expansion even faster and our customers will benefit from the additional power of the Telekom network even sooner.