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Change of CTO for Tele Columbus

German cable operator Tele Columbus has confirmed that its chief technology officer, Dietmar Pöltl, is to leave the company at his own request on February 28. Following his departure, as previously announced, his role will be the responsibility of Michael Fränkle, who will take up his position as member of the management board and CTO […]

Tele Columbus expands management board with new CTO and housing industry chief

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has appointed a new chief technology officer and a head of sales for the housing and infrastructure industry. Tele Columbus has named Michael Fränkle as CTO. Fränkle comes from TDC Net A/S, the largest telecommunications provider in Denmark, where he most recently held the […]

Tele Columbus expands reach in Berlin with Gesobau deal

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has extended its reach in the Berlin triple-play market by agreeing an extension to its deal with state-owned housing association Gesobau. As part of a public procurement process for triple-play services, Tele Columbus will supply another 25,000 households with TV, internet and phone services […]

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 […]

Tele Columbus names von Ratibor as finance chief

German cable operator Tele Columbus has named Jeannette von Ratibor as the company’s new chief financial officer, replacing Eike Walters, who is leaving the company. Von Ratibor will join Tele Columbus’s management board on March 1 and will take over as CFO on April 1. She was most recently responsible for the CFO services business […]

Tele Columbus in wholesale deal with 1&1 Germany

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck a new wholesale deal with alternative broadband provider 1&1 whereby the latter will have access to all home connected by Tele Columbus to market its services. Tele Columbus said the long-term partnership would ensure that it achieves higher network utilisation than previously. 1&1 services will be accessible over […]

Tele Columbus to offer Bild TV on PŸUR

German service provider Tele Columbus Group, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has strengthened its partnership with WeltN24 GmbH and will add the latter’s Bild TV channel to its HD offering. The channels Welt HD and N24 Doku will remain part of PŸUR’s cable offering under the new agreement. Bild TV is produced and managed […]

Tele Columbus names business services CTO

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has named Mario Zöller as chief technology officer of its business services division, HLKomm. Zöller will be second in command of HLKomm, working alongside CEO Robert Butz. Zöller has over 20 years’ experience as an IT executive, working at companies including Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche […]

Tele Columbus strikes deal with ARD

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck an agreement with public broadcaster ARD covering the redistribution of all the pubcaster’s TV and radio channels along with digital services. It said that the deal regulates the coverage and distribution of services on a “legally secure basis”. Tele Columbus said that the agreement was the result of […]

Tele Columbus to build new fibre backbone in Berlin

German cable operator Tele Columbus is investing in a new fibre-optic ring to serve Berlin. The new backbone ring will be over 82km in length and will follow the route of the Berlin Ringbahn rail system, with over 650 shafts serving as exit and entry points. According to the operator, the initiative will create a […]

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