Manuel Cubero

Manuel Cubero joins Tele Columbus supervisory board

Cable industry veteran Manuel Cubero del Castillo-Olivares has joined the supervisory board of German cable operator Tele Columbus. The operator said that its six-member supervisory board was now once again fully staffed following Cubero’s appointment at the company’s extraordinary general meeting. Cubero is a familiar face on the industry circuit following many years of experience […]

Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom spar on merger at ANGA COM

Senior executives from Vodafone Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom clashed over whether the acquisition of Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia by Vodafone would have an anti-competitive impact in Germany at ANGA COM yesterday afternoon. Taking part in an industry panel at the event, Dirk Woessner (right), management board member for Germany at Deutsche Telekom, said that his company […]

Cable Congress: greater scale key for European cable

Creating greater scale either through horizontal mergers or by building out networks in greenfield areas remains the number one priority for European cable operators, according to a panel of senior executives at Cable Congress in Dublin. The completion of the integration of Kabel Deutschland into Vodafone had provided huge opportunities for the cable business, enabling […]

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 […]

Mobile viewing will drive bandwidth demand, ANGA COM attendees told

While linear TV is still the dominant form of TV consumption in Germany, viewing on mobile devices either via WiFi or LTE is growing massively and there will be a need for ever greater availability of bandwidth, according to a panel of TV operators and broadcasters at ANGA COM this morning. Manuel Cubero, chief commercial […]

Netflix no threat, but makes cable better, say Liberty Global, Vodafone

Liberty Global and Vodafone Deutschland do not see OTT video as a significant threat, but rather as something that has stimulated them to provide a better overall experience to their consumers, according to Liberty president and CEO Mike Fries and Vodafone Deutschland managing director Manuel Cubero. Liberty Global’s “opinion has changed” about OTT, Fries told […]

Liberty Global’s Fries: net neutrality is ‘solution in search of a problem’

Demands for more formal network neutrality regulation is a “solution in search of a problem”, according to Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries. Liberty Global does not discriminate against traffic or provide preferences to one content source over another, said Fries. “Network neutrality is in some ways a solution is search of a problem. […]

Vodafone and Kabel Deutschland begin marketing common offerings

Vodafone Deutschland and its cable subsidiary Kabel Deutschland are to offer their first joint product offerings. The pair have begun jointly marketing services under the new Zuhause Plus/Home Plus brand via Vodafone’s network of 600 stores and Kabel Deutschland’s network of 200 outlets, enabling fixed customers of both to buy internet, phone and TV services […]

New Kabel Deutschland CEO Cubero named to Vodafone board

Manuel Cubero, who will take over from Adrian von Hammerstein as CEO of Kabel Deutschland (KDG) on April 1, has been named as a member of the supervisory board of Vodafone Deutschland. Cubero, previously chief commercial officer at KDG, will be responsible for the integrated business’s fixed-line activities as head of its new department of […]