KDG to offer 100Mbps, VOD in 2010

30 Sep 2009

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) plans to offer broadband internet with download speeds of up to 100Mbps from 2010, reports Financial Times Deutschland. KDG’s CEO, Adrian von Hammerstein, told the newspaper that the new offering will initially be available in large urban areas, with up to four towns covered in the first half of the year. The company also announced plans to launch a video on demand (VOD) service in the new year and said it expects to reach one million internet subscribers by the end of the 2009. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, rival cable operator Kabel BW first launched 100Mbps broadband in Germany in Rhein-Neckar, Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden on 1 July 2009, including the cities of Mannheim and Heidelberg. Kabel BW plans to be in a position to offer 100Mbps broadband to 3.5 million households in Baden-Wurttemberg across its entire network by mid-2010.

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