BT is set to host 4G network infrastructure for the German division of Spanish incumbent Telefónica, as part of a contract extension between the two telcos.
The UK headquartered firm is due to host equipment including routers and servers at 17 locations on Telefónica Deutschland, with a focus on providing energy efficient power supplies and cooling systems for data services and 4G.
Martin Skop, chief technology officer at Telefónica Deutschland, says a “solid network backbone infrastructure,” is “absolutely essential,” to match rising customer expectations and data usage.
BT Germany chief executive, Nina Wegner, says the firm’s hosted network is essential to providing cloud services, and access to mobile applications.
Telefónica recently revealed it cut the energy consumed by its global networks 22% between 2007 and 2012, shedding nearly €58 million from its costs in the process.