Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, is set to launch a new Internet service in April that will see download speeds on the German consumer market reach a new record high: For the first time, it will be possible to surf the Internet and access multimedia content at speeds of up to 400 Mbit/s – twice as fast as the top speeds currently available on the market, says the Group.
The new service will be launched on April 1st 2015, starting in the region of Potsdam – in Brandenburg’s state capital a total of some 40,000 households are connected to Tele Columbus’ city network.
To increase Internet speeds to the new high of 400 Mbit/s in Potsdam, Tele Columbus is investing in further network infrastructure improvements: The active components in the local head-end facility are being updated and the network’s broadband data connection is being expanded further. With around 40,000 households connected, the Potsdam city network numbers among the Tele Columbus Group’s core regions – in this network, one in three customers have already switched to super-fast cable Internet access provided by Tele Columbus.
Key driver of the new Internet service is the growing demand of all Internet user groups for steadily increasing speeds and capacity – not least due to the enormous significance of high-quality Cloud services and entertainment streams. “Data rates that, until recently, were classified for only a small group of top-end users have very quickly become the minimum standard required to adequately meet the multimedia needs of all households – and demand for new top speeds has also increased accordingly,” explained Ronny Verhelst, CEO of Tele Columbus Group. “The combination of an infrastructure based on broadband cable and Tele Columbus Group, one of Germany’s leading cable network operators, makes it possible to meet these growing demands not only at a basic level but also at the level of top-end and intensive users.”