CABLE CONGRESS 2011 – LUCERNE. Europe’s cable sector has made broadband internet available to almost half of the region’s 203 million households, according to a Solon management survey released in advance of next week’s Cable Congress (Lucerne, February 15 – 17).
Its findings suggest that cable operators across Europe could be delivering ultra high speed fibre powered cable offerings of 100 Mbps and above to 51 million households by 2020.
At 23% of total revenue, cable companies are already investing nearly twice as much in broadband as their telecom counterparts, which have been investing an average of 12% of revenue.
Commenting on the upcoming congress, Caroline Van Weede, MD of Cable Europe, said: “Cable Congress has always been ‘the place’ for debating the future of entertainment and information delivery in Europe and this year’s debate will be more relevant than ever.”
She added: “We are seeing infrastructure-based competition work and the challenge to the cable industry now is to build on this lead it has established and keep on finding new and innovative ways to serve the European consumer. The figures that we’re releasing this year will tell that story. Already today 50% of EU households are within the reach of cable broadband networks delivering speed levels between 10 and well over 100 Mbps. Imagine tomorrow.”