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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 […]

PŸUR goes digital in Dresden ahead of Saxon switchover

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, is taking forward its digital switchover plan to migrating subscribers in the city of Dresden to digital-only TV next week. PŸUR will implement the switch-off of analogue cable services in the Saxony capital and neighbouring areas from December 11-13. Analogue TV and radio signals […]

Tele Columbus confirms digitisation progress, posts mixed results

Germany cable operator Tele Columbus has now digitized 600,000 homes across its footprint following the launch of its digital switchover project in July. Tele Columbus said that switchover, which kicked off in the states of Bavaria, Bremen and Saxony, would be completed next year. the company says the move will free up capacity for additional […]

PŸUR wins contract to build network

PŸUR, the German cable operator formerly known as Tele Columbus, is to build a new city network for Seelow in Märkisch-Oderland in eastern Germany. Tele Columbus subsidiary Die Frankfurter Antennen- und Kommunikationsservice GmbH (FAKS), will build a network to serve around 1,500 households in the town in eastern Brandenburg. Starting from the second half of […]

Tele Columbus names new technology chief

German cable operator Tele Columbus – which now operates under the PŸUR brand – has named Dietmar Pöltl as chief technology officer, following the decision of Ludwig Modra to leave the group. Pöltl comes to Tele Columbus from Vodafone Deutschland, where he has served as vice-president of the service assurance centre with responsibility for mobile, […]

PŸUR launches customer service app

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has launched a customer service app to enable its subscribers to view invoices, check details about products and update their data via their mobile phones. The Mein PŸUR app enables users to check their current invoice amounts, update their address, phone number or band details […]

German cable plots migration to Gigabit broadband

German cable operators are adopting a variety of measures to deliver higher-speed services to consumers and businesses, including bandwidth reclamation and selective deployment of fibre, according to a panel of senior technologists speaking at the ANGA COM event in Cologne. Vodafone Deutschland last year announced a Gigabit offensive to cover a quarter of German households […]

Tele Columbus revises targets after slow start to 2018

German cable operator Tele Columbus has been forced to revise its full-year targets after a slower-than-expected start to the year. The company now expects homes connected to be stable year-on-year at the end of 2018 at around 3.6 million. It expects low-to-mid single-digit revenue growth and normalised EBITDA of between €265 million and €280 million. […]

Tele Columbus makes changes to management line-up

German cable operator Tele Columbus is making a series of changes to its senior executive team. The company’s chief marketing officer Tobias Schmidt is leaving the company on June 15. All marketing and sales activities for residential business will now be combined and merged under the newly created role of chief commercial officer. Tele Columbus […]

Tele Columbus hit by higher than expected integration costs

German cable operator Tele Columbus – now operating under the PŸUR brand, was hit by delayed synergies from its acquisition of Primacom and Pepcom and higher than expected integration costs last year, but nevertheless posted higher revenue and EBITDA for the full year. Tele Columbus said it was unable to meet all its goals given […]