BNA Tries to Persuade EU for Using Vector Technology

Germany’s telecoms regulator, BNA (Bundes Netz Agentur) will try to persuade the European Commission to get approval for the Deutsche Telekom’s plans to use its existing last mile copper infrastructures to deliver broadband to the homes and businesses. Use of existing copper wires seems to be attractive for Deutsche Telekom (DT) to connect its subscribers to its high-speed fiber optic broadband network.

EC Orders Investigation Over DT’s Plan

Reuters reports that the European Commission(EC) has opened an in-depth investigation into Germany’s approval of Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) plan to use its existing copper wiring to connect homes and offices up to its high-speed fiber optic broadband network because it could harm competition. The telecommunication regulator BNetzA had approved in November 2015 a proposal from Deutsche Telekom to use vectoring technology.