DSL Market: Riser Cable Internet

DSL market: Riser cable Internet with increased confidence in the market that the German cables currently occur Internet provider with increased confidence comes not from about: while the new customer business with many of the DSL provider weakens, the cable operators achieved 2009 considerable gains in the first quarter. Total, about 178,000 new customers opted for one of the cable Internet offers from cable Germany, Unitymedia and Kabel BW. Thus, the three major cable providers now come on over 1.5 million broadband customers. This number face while more than 20 million DSL connections, however, connection is becoming the broadband connection over the more direct competition to the traditional DSL. So, for example, cable Germany as the largest German cable operator now 708.000 wired Internet access to the DSL could join provider Versatel.

Currently the cable Internet provider invest heavily in the development of their infrastructures, to the To increase availability of the own Internet offers. According to the industry association of ANGA, another 700 million euros in the expansion of the network will contribute this year. Thus not only new homes with modern multimedia cable ports are equipped, also for connection speed want to once again set the provider. So about Kabel BW want to switch soon first cable Internet connections with up to 100 Mbit / s. To further reduce their distance to the sizes on the broadband market, certainly a merger would have located the cable providers. “As a spokeswoman for the Federal Cartel Office such a merger recently as problematic” referred to, should the cable this step however remain barred from Internet providers foreseeable.

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