• Reuters


Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s state-owned railway operator, will rent out a network of fiber-optic cables it has laid along its rails to telecoms firms to provide a speedy internet service to companies and homes in remote areas, it said on Tuesday.

The company has built the fiber-optic network over several years, primarily for its own communications and signaling, but also with an eye to renting out the infrastructure at a time when it faces a costly task to upgrade its national railways.

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