Telefonica Germany to offer 50 Mbps DSL tier

Telefonica Germany is the latest service provider to jump aboard the higher speed DSL service train, announcing on Tuesday that it will deliver an up to 50 Mbps speed option for its O2 broadband customers.

Eligible customers will pay €14.99 ($19.13) per month during a three month promotional period, while existing DSL customers can upgrade to the new speed for an additional €4.99 ($6.36) a month.

The new speed was launched on Nov. 6 and the new VDSL2 connections will be made available in new markets beginning February 2013.

To make the service more attractive, any customer that signs up for the new speed package by mid-January will get O2's PC Basic security service free for 24 months.

Telefonica Germany is not the only service provider to begin offering VDSL2-enabled speeds. Besides AT&T, a number of other European and mid-East service providers, including Belgacom, TDC Denmark and Turk Telekom (TT), have done so. 

For more:
- TeleGeography has this article

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