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Tele Columbus confirms 400Mbps plan, sees strong broadband growth

Tele Columbus cable boxGerman cable operator Tele Columbus has confirmed it will launch a 400Mbps internet service in Potsdam in April, extending it to the rest of its customer base therafter.

Tele Columbus grew its broadband telephony customer bases by 16% each last year, taking the broadband base to 202,000 and the phone base to 170,000.

The company gained 52,000 phone and internet revenue-generating units in the course of the year, boosting its RGU total, which reached 1.84 million by year-end. The company’s customer base remained stable at 1.3 million.
ARPU grew from €13.20 to €13.90 in the course of the year.

Tele Columbus said 55% of its homes were two-way capable and connected to its own Level 3 network by the end of the year. Approximately 96% of the operator’s network was upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0.

Tele Columbus grew its revenues by 3.3% last year to €213 million, while EBITDA increased by 12.3% to €98.9 million.