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Tele Columbus pushes forwards with Gigabit upgrade

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has upgraded its networks in Berlin, Leipzig and Zwickau to deliver Gigabit internet connectivity to over 183,000 homes.

As part of the nationwide network upgrade to the DOCSIS 3.1 transmission standard, 145,000 households in the Leipzig and Zwickau regions will have fast internet with gigabit bandwidths of up to 1,000 Mbps. In addition, a further 38,000 households in Berlin have been upgraded.

Until now, PŸUR has offered Internet speeds of up to 400 Mbit/s in the fibre-optic cable networks in Leipzig and Zwickau. As of yesterday, the wider group of homes upgraded have been able to choose 500Mbps or 1Gbps offerings.

In the Leipzig area, PŸUR internet users in Böhlen, Delitzsch, Halle, Markkleeberg, Markranstädt, Taucha and Zwenkau can also access the internet with Gigabit speed. In the Zwickau area, PŸUR-supplied households in Hartenstein, Lößnitz, Reinsdorf and Wilkau-Haßlau can now surf at gigabit speeds

Tele Columbus initially debuted Gigabit services in Berlin in 2019. Through a nationwide network upgrade, the company intends to convert the vast majority of its around 2.4 million households with Internet access into the gigabit age.

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