German cable operator association FRK welcomes the decision by the European Commission (EC) to launch an in-depth investigation into Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s German subsidiary Unitymedia.
The European Commission (EC) has concerns about Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s subsidiaries in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania and has therefore opened an in-depth investigation.
Tele Columbus, the third-largest German cable operator, rejects the planned acquisition of Unitymedia by Vodafone.
German cable operator Unitymedia aims to provide over 1.3 million households with its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1Gbps high-speed internet access by the end of 2018, CEO Winni Rapp told Broadband TV News.
The Federal German Cartel Office intends to examine the takeover of German cable network operator Unitymedia by telecommunications group Vodafone itself and has requested the European Commission to refer the case to the German authority.
German cable operator Unitymedia is now offering its customers the option of extending their local Wi-Fi network to other rooms.
German cable operator association FRK calls for tough conditions from the competition and regulatory authorities to be imposed on Vodafone in the antitrust review of the planned acquisition of Unitymedia.
Liberty Global has deployed the Arris E6000 Gen 2 platform to roll out DOCSIS 3.1 services in Germany.
German cable operator Unitymedia and public broadcaster ZDF have settled their long-standing legal battle over the payment of carriage fees for the cable distribution of ZDF’s channels and have agreed on a long-term carriage deal.
Following the removal of many third-party channels, most recently RTL’s pay-TV channels, Sky Deutschland has decided to keep the Turner channels on its platform.