KDG achieves 4.7Gbps broadband milestone

Germany’s Kabel Deutschland (KDG) is claiming to be the first cable operator to achieve a download speed of 4.7Gbps.

The operator achieved the milestone during a field test in the city of Scherwin. The test was carried out using existing equipment, with KDG’s headend using a standard commercial Arris C4 CMTS.

“The Schwerin field test demonstrates that the broadband cable network is already today a high-performance and sustainable infrastructure offering huge untapped potential. At the same time, it is the only broadband infrastructure in Germany that is able to provide these high bandwidths extensively”, said Adrian von Hammerstein, CEO of KDG.