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.