Siemens, Telefonica sign network expansion pact in Germany

Telefonica Deutschland is upgrading its network into one of the largest
alternative broadband infrastructures in the German market, and has signed a deal with Siemens for the project.

In a statement, Telefonica said it has awarded Siemens a contract to expand its
inner-core backbone.

Siemens will provide solutions an integrated them in the carrier's backbone network in Frankfurt, Berlin and Dusseldorf, the statement said.

Siemens will also maintain a service organization to support Telefonica's network operation in ensuring the constant availability of the network. 

With the expanded network, Telefonica is equipping itself in Germany to serve growing numbers of users with a highly resilient infrastructure, offering internet providers high-quality broadband services such as voice-over-IP, and in the future also IPTV and video on demand.