CABLE CONGRESS 2009 – BERLIN. Germany’s leading cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) is gaining 2,000 broadband and telephony subscribers a day, according to Tony Ball, the chairman of its advisory board.
He added that its standard broadband internet offer is now 32 Mbps and that once DOCSIS 3.0 is introduced KDG will be able to offer 60% of its subscribers internet access at speeds of over 100 Mbps.
Ball said that the operator had already invested over €1 billion in upgrading its services, all of it risk capital rather than public money.
He also called for a level playing field and for the regulatory authorities to recognise that the German market is changing.
By the end of this year, for instance, 60% of households will have broadband internet access.