PIKE 2012 – Jachranka. Cable operators across the CEE region, as well as in Germany, are confident of achieving the goals of the European Digital Agenda.
Despite the deadline being 2020, UPC Polska, according to Patrycja Golos, the company’s director of communications and public affairs, is already offering a 150 Mbps service to a potential 2 million homes, having upgraded its entire network to DOCSIS 3.0.
On the other hand, Ferenc Kéry, the president of the Hungarian Cable Communications Association (HCA), said that while several operators, including UPC, were now offering internet access at over 100 Mbps in Hungary, there is no real demand for it, due in part to a long-lasting recession.
Carsten Engelke, the technology director of the German cable association ANGA, meanwhile said that that “cable will do its job for 2020”.
However, it is only one of several technologies and DSL and mobile services will fail to meet the target.