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Unitymedia speeds up internet downloads

Unitymedia

Unitymedia offers television, internet and telephony

Unitymedia, the cable operator in NRW and Hesse, is announcing further investments in the broadband upgrade:

The company, part of the Liberty Global concern since the start of the year, is to upgrade around 80 per cent of its bidirectionally upgraded networks for Fiber Power based on the »DOCSIS 3.0« broadband standard by the end of the year. This will enable another 5.7 million cable homes to surf the Internet at speeds up to 128 Mb – regardless of whether the connection is in the city centre or a rural area.
The cable networks in Cologne, Aachen and Bergisch Gladbach have already been upgraded to the new operating standard for Fibre Power; thus, about 700,000 Unitymedia customers already profit from this technology.


Gene Musselman

»By the end of the year, we want to have upgraded not only the towns and cities in the Rhine-Main and Rhine-Ruhr regions, but also large parts of our networks in rural areas if possible. We are therefore taking on the largest broadband upgrade project in NRW and Hesse in terms of reach. We call this
›Fiber Power‹.«

Gene Musselman, CEO Unitymedia


HD-Box

Unitymedia's »HD box« for high definition TV

The Unitymedia network is largely fiber-based, which for the future enables further quantum leaps regarding bandwidth and the range of products offered. Internet, telephony, analogue and digital  TV in standard and high definition (HD) can be transmitted simultaneously and in the medium term linked to form new kinds of interactive offerings. Due to the system benefits of the Unitymedia network, civil works, such as digging up roads and pavements, can largely be avoided.

The company has one of the largest interconnected cable infrastructures in Europe. The Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Kerpen near Cologne is considered the state of the art for its kind. Digital TV is available throughout the network; more than 90 per cent of the customers already have access to broadband serv-ices by Unitymedia.
All of this is also valued by the customers. In an online survey of the »Computer Bild« magazine, Unitymedia made the first place among a total of 18 companies.


Unitymedia

Unitymedia is the second largest cable operator in Germany and an indirectly owned subsidiary of Liberty Global, Inc. In addition to offering analogue cable  TV services, Unitymedia is a leading provider of integrated triple play services responsible for growth in the areas of digital cable TV, broadband internet and telephony. As of March 31, 2010, Unitymedia had approximately 4.5 million video subscribers, including 1.4 million digital video RGUs, 639,000 internet RGUs and 638,000 telephony RGUs. Unitymedia´s ultimate parent, Liberty Global, Inc., is the leading international cable operator offering advanced video, voice and broadband internet services and operating state-of-the-art networks across 14 countries principally located in Europe, Chile, and Australia. Liberty Global’s operations also include significant programming businesses such as Chellomedia in Europe.

Unitymedia
Aachener Str. 746-750
50933 Cologne
Phone 0 18 05/6 63-100
Fax 0 18 05/6 63-200

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