NetCologne to launch 1Gbps broadband in early 2010

1 Dec 2009

The MD of German telecoms operator NetCologne has announced the company is aiming to launch broadband internet offering download speeds of up to 1Gbps in early 2010, local press reports. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Bundesverband Glasfaseranschluss, an association of fibre-optic network operators, Werner Hanf said that the service would be made available to all of the approximately 26,000 buildings in the central area of Cologne connected to the company’s fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) network CityNetCologne. The operator hopes to add a further 30,000 buildings by the end of 2012, following investment of around EUR120 million (USD179 million). The company plans to announce the launch date and prices for the 1Gbps service at the start of 2010.

Germany, NetCologne