Vodafone Deutschland and Kabel Deutschland have commenced offering their fixed-line products under the new joint brand Zuhause Plus (At Home Plus).
Customers can receive telephony and internet services both via cable network and ADSL with television to be added soon. The products are sold throughout Germany in the more than 600 Vodafone shops, over 200 Kabel Deutschland shops and the internet.
The internet data rate amounts to up to 100Mbps if the customer opts for the cable network and up to 50Mbps if VDSL is chosen. For Vodafone DSL customers who want to switch to cable, special transition offers are provided.
The entry package for telephony and internet costs €19.90 per month if the cable option is taken. With their broadband internet services, Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland jointly reach more than 97% of all German households of which 40% can use a data rate of more than 25Mbps.
“Our target: We’ll turn 100Mbps into the new surf standard for everyone – whether it’s cable, DSL or in future LTE,” said Manuel Cubero, CEO of Kabel Deutschland and member of the management board of Vodafone Deutschland.
Vodafone acquired Kabel Deutschland in October 2013 for almost €11 billion. The UK-based telecommunications company wants to extinguish the name Kabel Deutschland in favour of its Vodafone brand in the long run.