KDG to offer quadruple-play

24 Mar 2009

According to Handelsblatt, German cableco Kabel Deutschland (KDG) is planning to add mobile telephony to its portfolio of services, revealing that it will be offered as part of a quadruple-play package along with television, broadband internet and fixed line telephony. The report states that mobile operator O2 Germany, a subsidiary of Spanish telecoms company Telefonica, will be the likely partner for the new offering, although the cableco is open to other options. Adrian von Hammerstein, CEO of KDG, said: ‘We are working intensively on a bundled offer. We are confident to conclude a contract with a mobile network operator in the foreseeable future.’

O2 already offers mobile telephony contracts for customers of broadband providers HanseNet and M-net, while regional broadband operator NetCologne cooperates with rival cellco E-Plus. A contract is expected to be signed in April.