ecotel communication ag: New cooperation: ecotel and Unitymedia launch strategic partnership for joint marketing of fibre optic cable access

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2016-07-14 / 11:14
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Düsseldorf, July 14th 2016 
Starting immediately ecotel is expanding its availability of Ethernet access via the fibre optic infrastructure in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden Württemberg and Hessen.

On the basis of the new cooperation ecotel can offer increased network coverage to its business customers in the SME segment. Fibre optic based broadband access is gaining significant importance in view of the IT/telecom, cloud computing requirements and virtual private networks (VPN) of large enterprises and increasingly also of SMEs.
"We are looking forward to the long-term cooperation with Unitymedia. The company's high-speed fibre optic networks make Unitymedia an important partner for ecotel, and the fibre optic infrastructure is a substantial element of our multi-carrier concept. With the increased digitalisation of core processes in many enterprises, the importance of fibre optics for the competitiveness of our customers is constantly growing. On the basis of redundant interconnection we are also capable of providing additional services through the Unitymedia cable network. Since Unitymedia is part of the international cable company Liberty Global, our customers also have access to an MEF-certified infrastructure in 12 European countries," explains Peter Zils, CEO of ecotel communication ag.
For Unitymedia the cooperation is another important element of the company's business customer strategy of addressing SMEs also through wholesale partners in the future. "We look forward to the cooperation with ecotel, because together we can make the fibre optic infrastructure available to even more enterprises. With 18,000 business customers in the B2B market ecotel is well positioned and is an important partner for Unitymedia. We are confident that both companies will benefit from the cooperation and will more effectively be able to implement growth potentials in the important B2B high-speed internet market," explains Heribert Clemens, Senior Vice President B2B Unitymedia GmbH.

About ecotel communication ag:

The ecotel Group (hereinafter »ecotel«) is a telecommunications company operating throughout Germany since 1998 that specialises in meeting the information and telecommunication (IT/telecom) requirements of customers. The parent company is ecotel communication ag. The shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. ecotel markets products and services in the following business segments: »Business Solutions (B2B)«, »Wholesale Solutions«, »Private Customer Solutions (B2C)« and »new media solutions«.

ecotel's core segment is represented by »Business Solutions (B2B)«. Here ecotel offers 18,000 small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as large-scale customers throughout Germany, an integrated product portfolio of voice and data services (IT/telecom solutions) from a single source.
In »Wholesale Solutions« ecotel integrates the services offered to other telecommunications companies. In addition, ecotel is active in cross-network trading of telephone minutes (Wholesale) for national and international carriers; for this purpose, ecotel maintains network interconnections with approximately 100 international carriers.
The »Private Customer Solutions (B2C)« of ecotel include the services of the easybell Group. The Berlin-based subsidiary markets high-quality yet low-priced Internet and telephone services. For this purpose easybell provides rate-adaptable ADSL2+ and VDSL services nationwide. easybell is also one of the market leaders in the provision of classic call-by-call and Internet-by-call access.

With its »new media solutions« nacamar GmbH offers streaming services for media enterprises on the basis of its own Content Delivery Network (CDN), which is hosted in the ecotel computer centre. The company also markets customised solutions for content management systems, online representation and technical developments (apps) for access by end devices (smartphones, tablet PC and smart TVs).

The corporate group, with its main office in Düsseldorf, currently has about 240 employees, including subsidiaries and holdings.
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PR office ecotel communication ag:

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Bernadette Loosen-Flanz
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Business and Financial Media
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