Monday, January 12, 2015

Germany's Tele Columbus Readies 400 Mbps DOCSIS

Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, is preparing to launch a consumer broadband service with a top downlink speed of 400 Mbps.

The company said its service will be launched in April 2015, starting in the region of Potsdam – in Brandenburg’s state capital, where a total of 40,000 households are connected to its city network.

Tele Columbus features a hybrid glass-fiber coaxial structure with a FTTB (fiber-to-the-building) approach and operates on DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Tele Columbus Group’s multimedia networks are also distinguished by a relatively high number of fiber nodes for provision of the connected households. The company also offers a Wi-Fi cable box designed to accommodate data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps inside the home.

To increase Internet speeds to the new high of 400 Mbps in Potsdam, Tele Columbus is investing in further network infrastructure improvements, including new active components in the local head-end facility.

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