Tele Columbus

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 […]

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 […]

Tele Columbus’s Pepcom upgrades network

Tele Columbus-owned German cable operator Pepcom has upgraded the cable network in the town of Lübben in Brandenburg. Pepcom has installed a new headend and new fibre network in the town, bringing high-speed connectivity to 3,000 additional homes. The new network brings speeds of up to 400Mbps to Lübben residents, with speeds of up to […]

Tele Columbus on track

German cable operator Tele Columbus’s management confirmed their full-year financial guidance on the back of respectable Q3 results, despite a delay in the launch of the group’s new unified brand, PŸUR. Tele Columbus’s revenues grew by 4.3% to €123.3 million in Q3, while normalised EBITDA rose by 7.2% to €68.3 million. The company added 15,000 […]