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Deutsche Telekom to roll out faster broadband services in 2013

Germany based telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom is planning to launch the new vectoring technology to speed up its broadband by two times in 2013 in a bid to avoid complaints from its rivals including Kabel and Unitymedia KabelBW.

Following the expected approval from regulators within six months, the firm is aimed at offering an inexpensive alternative to fibre-optic cables that facilitate watching films on the Internet.

Deutsche Telekom chief Niek Jan van Damme said: "The cost of the project is still being evaluated, and is dependent upon the conditions and support we get.

"We need a facts-orientated discussion," Damme said.

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"At the moment it is rather emotional."

The vectoring technology will remove electrical signals that damage and minimise transmission on copper cables, further doubling download speeds and quadruple the pace of uploads.

"Vectoring is a bridging technology. Eventually, there is no way around an all-encompassing glass-fiber network," Damme said.

European phone makers witness a challenge in evaluating the investment requirements to build up faster networks in a bid to encourage investors with dividends and share transfers.

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