Germany’s third largest cable company Tele Columbus has acquired fibre-network operator Big Medienversorgung.
German a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider Deutsche Glasfaser wants to launch an IPTV platform with around 100 SD channels, 50 HD channels and 100 radio stations in September 2014.
Germany’s national telco Deutsche Telekom has gained 63,000 new customers for its domestic IPTV platform Entertain in Q2 2014.
And yet another new player on the Dutch IPTV market: ISP Online.nl has launched its quad play over DSL and FTTH.
By the end of 2013, 34 global and 23 European countries had reached the threshold of more than 1% of homes directly connected with fibre.
A number of Dutch customers have started legal proceedings against KPN claiming the telco is misrepresenting its fibre product.
During the past few years around €1 billion was invested in connecting 1 million homes to glass fibre networks, according to the just published Glasmonitor 2012 report.
Scandinavia and smaller economies are still ahead in the ranking of European FTTH penetration, according to figures presented by the FTTH Council Europe at the Broadband World Forum in Paris.