German cable network operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has announced the acquisition of around 70,000 cable households from rival cableco PrimaCom for an undisclosed sum. PrimaCom has sold its cable network in the city of Osnabruck – serving around 40,000 customers – in the federal state of Lower Saxony, and another in the city of Mainz and the surrounding area in Rhineland-Palatinate, which serves around 30,000 households. KDG already provides television signals to these households via a wholesale agreement with PrimaCom, but the acquisition will now enable it to directly access households to offer broadband internet, telephony and premium television services. For its part, PrimaCom has said that the sale of the two networks – the last remaining areas isolated from its main infrastructure – will now enable it to focus on its core network in eastern Germany, which serves around one million households. The sale is subject to approval from the Federal Cartel Office.