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Telefónica Deutschland and QSC AG extend cooperation in fixed-network connections for corporate customers

Cologne, 4 April 2017 - Telefónica Deutschland is now also drawing on network services from QSC AG for its fixed-network connections for corporate customers. By extending its existing cooperation with QSC to SDSL connections, the company is supplementing its portfolio of partners. Telefónica Deutschland uses these SDSL connections to provide corporate customers with internet, VPN and voice services. As one of Telefónica Deutschland’s preliminaries suppliers, QSC will therefore be responsible in future for Telefónica Deutschland’s existing and new SDSL corporate customer connections.

“QSC has longstanding experience in providing network services”, comments Dirk Grote, Director of B2B at Telefónica Deutschland. “We are therefore delighted to continue our activities as a provider of fixed-network corporate customer connections and SDSL lines together with QSC as one of our partners. This way, Telefónica Deutschland is consistently pressing ahead with becoming an onlife telco provider.”

For QSC, this further cooperation with Telefónica Deutschland provides a strengthening of its own TC corporate customer business. Comments Jürgen Hermann, CEO of QSC AG: “Backbone and network services for telecommunications providers and corporate customers are an important component of our portfolio. We will be seizing the opportunities arising in this market in future as well.”

About QSC AG
QSC AG is digitising the German SME sector. With decades of experience and expertise in the areas of Cloud, Internet of Things, Consulting and Telecommunications, QSC accompanies its customers securely into the digital age. Today already, cloud-based procurement models offer increased speed, flexibility, and full service availability. The Company’s TÜV and ISO-certified data centres in Germany and its nationwide All-IP network form the basis for maximum end-to-end quality and security. QSC’s customers benefit from one-stop innovative products and services that are marketed both directly and via partners.

Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, with its operationally active subsidiaries Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH, is listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard. Through its brand O2 as well as several secondary and partner brands, the company offers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecommunications products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies to private and business customers in Germany. As an integrated communications provider it also offers fixed network products, such as DSL telephony for private customers, as well as innovative IP telephony and networking solutions for business customers. Telefónica Deutschland’s product range is rounded off with modern high-speed internet products. With 49.3 million accesses (as of 31st December 2016), the company is one of the three leading integrated telecommunication providers in Germany. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland is responsible for 44.3 million lines – making it the German market leader. Revenue in the financial year 2016 totalled EUR 7.50 billion. Telefónica Deutschland is part of the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A., headquartered in Madrid. With a presence in 21 countries and a customer base of 350 million accesses, Telefónica Group is one of the largest telecommunications companies around the world.

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