Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has increased its number of IPTV customers in Q1 2016 by 36,000 to a total of 1.37 million.
The German cable operators have gained around 600,000 new internet customers last year and currently serve 6.6 million households with broadband internet access.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus reports strong growth following its acquisitions of Primacom and Pepcom which have been included in the corporate figures since August 1 and December 1, 2015 respectively.
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland continued to grow in the last three months of 2015 mainly through the selling of internet and telephony subscriptions.
Germany’s second largest cable operator Unitymedia will offer its customers high-speed internet access with a download data rate of up to 400Mbps from February 1, 2016.
SES Techcom Services, the technical services subsidiary of satellite operator SES, and Solarkiosk, a German energy and business gateway provider targeting underserved communities, have entered into a two-year partnership to deliver internet connectivity to remote and isolated areas worldwide.
European cultural channel Arte has launched its English and Spanish language versions on November 17, 2015, accompanying the existing German and French language versions.
Germany’s third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus has posted its first revenues and customer figures following the integration of Primacom on August 1, 2015.
Broadband internet access has been the draught horse of Kabel Deutschland in Q2 2015/16 with Germany’s largest cable operator increasing its number of internet customers by 98,000 to 2.8 million between July 1 and September 30, 2015.
Broadband internet and telephony remained the growth drivers for cable operators UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom in Q3 2015.