Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG is a provider of broadband and telecommunications in Germany. The company trades asO2 (typeset as O2) and Alice. Previously Viag Interkom, it was acquired by Telefónica in 2006 (2006), and is a subsidiary of Telefónica Europe. With the closure of merger with HanseNet on April 1, 2011 the company renamed from Telefónica O2 Germany to Telefónica Germany.
Telefónica Germany operates second and third generation mobile networks, allowing customers to use GPRS, EDGE, UMTS up to HSPA+ and LTE for data connections. Most of O2 plans are available both in a pre- and post-paid version, including the all-in-one-flatrates called o2 o and o2 on for enterprise customers. Beside the core business, Telefónica Germany is one of the largest retailers for cell phones and tablets without a SIM lock. It was the first operator offering both Apple's iPhone 4 and the iPad 2. Also, Telefónica Germany offers hosting services for large and midsized companies, serving some well-known portals including Spiegel Online and Sevenload. Together with Microsoft and Visionapp, Telefónica Germany provides a cloud service for Hosted Exchange.