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Vodafone Deutschland ends carriage dispute with ZDF

Vodafone Deutschland has ended its carriage terms dispute with ZDF and has struck a long-term distribution partnership with the public broadcaster. Vodafone and ZDF have been engaged in a long-running legal dispute, with litigation ongoing since 2012. According to the pair, the latest agreement sees that litigation “amicably settled by both parties”. The pair said […]

Vodafone CCO: consolidation ‘beneficial for industry and customer’

The cable industry thrives on scale, with consolidation beneficial for both the customer and the industry, according to Vodafone Germany’s chief commercial officer Manuel Cubero. Speaking at Cable Congress yesterday, Cubero, who has also served as CEO of Kabel Deutschland since April 2014, said that Vodafone has had “fantastic experiences with consolidation” – though he […]

Vodafone Germany to launch new advanced TV service in February

Vodafone Germany is to launch a new advanced TV platform, GigaTV, in February. The platform, which will integrate linear TV, on-demand video and apps from streaming services as well as multiscreen access to content via smartphones and tablets, will be available over the former Kabel Deutschland cable network. Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter told Bild […]

Vodafone to offer smart metering over German cable network

Vodafone Germany is to enable energy companies to deliver smart metering via its cable network – formerly Kabel Deutschland – making it the first German convergent network provider to offer such a service, according to the company. Vodafone said the project would be particularly applicable to smart metering projects for the residential housing industry thanks […]

Unitymedia drops down Netflix’s ISP Speed Index

Unitymedia Kabel was among the major movers in Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index, with the Germany operator’s average web speed falling to 3.18 Mbps in January. Netflix noted that the internet service provider, which had ranked at the top since Netflix launched service in that country, dropped thee places in the month to eighth place. […]

Kabel Deutschland reports TV gains

Vodafone-owned Kabel Deutschland added 38,000 premium TV customers quarter-over-quarter in fiscal Q2, taking its total pay TV and DVR subscriber base to 2.60 million. Announcing its results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, the operator said that the number of premium TV revenue generating units increased by 7.3% year-on-year from 2.43 […]

Former Kabel Deutschland CTO Glatz joins Guavus board

Former Kabel Deutschland chief technology officer Lorenz Glatz has joined the board of data analytics specialist Guavus. The company said that Glatz’s appointment is part of its on-going commitment to advance progress for the cable industry, following its strategic investment injection from Liberty Global and the launch of the latest version of Guavus Service Reflex […]

Vodafone Germany launches new converged package

Vodafone Germany has launched a new converged package combining internet, landline, mobile and TV, Vodafone Red One. The offering will debut in November and will include up to 200Mbps fixed internet access via cable or 100Mbps via DSL. The service also includes access to a TV package with about 100 TV channels, most of which […]

Irish Netflix web speeds the slowest in Europe

Ireland had the slowest average web speeds of all the European countries where Netflix is live, according to the SVoD service’s latest ISP Speed Index. The September measure of primetime Netflix performance ranked Ireland’s average web speed at 3.10 Mbps, with Magnet the fastest service provider at 3.36 Mbps and Imagine the slowest at 2.10 […]

Vodafone introduces volume-based 200Mbps internet in Germany

Vodafone Germany, via its Kabel Deutschland unit has launched 200Mbps internet access in a further 25 cities, bring ultra-fast internet to 4.5 million households overall. The company is also introducing a volume-based plan. According to Vodafone, its 200Mbps service will be available to over 10 million homes by the beginning of next year. Vodafone is […]

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