Published: August 17, 2010 15.38 Europe/London

Germany’s largest independent cable operator Tele Columbus has taken on the delivery of triple play services to about 50,000 homes of the GAGFAH Group, a major housing association. There are 40,000 homes in the city of Dresden and a further 10,000 in Berlin, Zwickau and Erfurt.

Tele Columbus will service the additional homes with analogue and digital television – including HDTV channels, cable telephony and broadband internet access with speeds up to 100 Mbps. At the moment, the operator already services about 20,000 homes of the GAGFAH Group in Dresden.

In order to serve the new homes, Tele Columbus is installing a new glass fibre infrastructure as well as a dedicated head end. The new addition brings the total number of homes served in Dresden to over 100,000