Tele Columbus


Tele Columbus posts improved financials but loses TV customers

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which trades under the PŸUR brand, has reported improved financials for the second quarter but lost 50,000 cable TV customers over the same period. The company posted revenues of €126.3 million for the quarter, up 8.4% year-on-year. Normalised EBITDA was €58.4 million, up 10.9%, with capital expenditure down 46.2% year-on-year […]

PŸUR launches €5 internet offer as it debuts Gigabit network in Berlin

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates as PŸUR, has launched an aggressive price promotion of fixed-term contracts, providing its cable internet products for €5 a month. The offer applies to all of the fibre network operator’s products from the Pure Surf internet connection at 20 Mbps through to the Surf & Phone + only […]

Tele Columbus shareholder moves to take control of board

Tele Columbus largest shareholder United Internet has called for a wholesale change in the struggling cable operator’s board after expressing its frustration with the company’s performance. United Internet, which holds a 29.7% stake in the German number three cable operator, said it had proposed candidates with “the necessary expertise and experience” to “meet the challenges” […]

Tele Columbus looks to better tomorrow after tough quarter

German cable operator Tele Columbus has put a brave face on a first quarter that saw both revenue and profit decline, pointing to reduced churn and subscriber growth and confirming financial guidance for the remainder of the year. The operator posted revenues of €120 million, down 2.7%, and normalised EBITDA of €56.8 million, down 13.1%, […]

Tele Columbus looking at ‘new structure’ and external investor for network

German cable operator Tele Columbus has said it is mulling the possibility of bringing an external investor into a new structure that could see its network assets spun off. Responding to “recent media speculation”, the operator said that it is “in the very early stages of evaluating options to take advantage of value creating fibre […]

Tele Columbus completes FTTB rollout in Plauen

German cable operator Tele Columbus has completed the rollout of its fibre-to-the-building network to 12,000 homes in the city of Plauen in Saxony. The operator connected over 1,100 buildings belonging to housing associations WbG Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Plauen mbH and AWG Wohnungsgenossenschaft Plauen eG to its Gigabit-capable network. Construction work on the project started at the beginning […]

Tele Columbus revenues stable, sees boost from completion of integration

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, saw revenue in the fourth quarter of last year remain stable at €126.6 million, with the revenues from the outfit’s growing B2B business offsetting lower consumer internet and telephony revenues. However, investments in customer service, headcount and growth initiatives in the B2B sector meant […]

Tele Columbus chairman to quit ahead of schedule

German cable operator Tele Columbus’ supervisory board chairman Frank Donck is resigning ahead of the expiry of his term later this year. Donck has served as chairman since the incorporation of Tele Columbus in 2014, during which time he helped push through the company’s IPO, the acquisition of cable operators Primacom and Pepcom and the […]

Tele Columbus signs up to deliver fibre in Schleswig-Holstein

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has signed up for a regional government-supported initiative to develop fibre networks in Schleswig-Holstein. The operator has joined the Bündnis für den Glasfaserausbau, an alliance to promote fibre deployment in the northern German state. Tele Columbus CEO Timm Degenhardt signed up to the alliance […]

PŸUR moves forward with digital switchover plan

German cable operator PŸUR, also known as Tele Columbus, has now fully digitised its networks in Bavaria, Saxony and Bremen, covering 900,000 homes. PŸUR said that it had now completed the first phase of its digital switchover plan, with analogue services now no longer available on its networks in the three federal states. Digitisation of […]

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