Telenet and KDG offer DOCSIS 3.0

By Robert Briel
February 9, 2010 07.26 UK

Belgium’s Telenet and Germany’s Kabel Deutschland (KDG) have both announced the launch of very high speed broadband access using DOCSIS 3.0 with speeds up to 100 Mbps.

Telenet will offer what it calls Telenet FiberNet across its entire network. The top-tier product offering 100 Mbps will be available from mid-March at €99 a month. With immediate effect, FiberNet is available as a ’shake’ (package) together with an HD PVR and the fixed telephony flat fee rate plan FreePhone Europe for €120 a month.

The operator will also increase download and upload speed for all current customers at no additional cost. The entry-level 4 Mbps access service will now retail at the lower price of €18.90 a month.

The KDG service is initially available in Hamburg and will spread to Munich, Berlin and Hanover within six months; roll out across its entire network follows later. Customers can choose form two bundles of internet and phone service at 60 or 100 Mbps.

The 60Mbps service costs €32.90 per month for the first 12 months (regular price €39.90). The 100Mbps will sell for €42.90 per month (€49.90). The prices include telephony with unlimited calling to fixed line customers in the country