Unitymedia to introduce Horizon in September
Jörn Krieger | 02-08-2013
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW is to roll out its multimedia box Horizon in September 2013 in the federal states of North-Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen. The device will act as a central gateway connecting all media in a customer's household.
The subsidiary of US media company Liberty Global announced the Horizon launch date at the presentation of its Q2 2013 business results. Between April and June Unitymedia Kabel BW has recorded 129,100 new contracts for its TV, Internet and telephony services. The strongest demand was for HDTV offerings, the HD PVR and triple-play packages combining digital TV, Internet access and a telephone line.
"We've been investing around one quarter of our turnover into upgrading our fibre optic broadband network and the resulting customer growth for years," CEO Lutz Schüler said in Cologne. "Therefore our customers today have a congestion-free and none-throttled ride on our data highway."
With 97% of the 12.6 million connectable households, almost the complete cable network of Unitymedia Kabel BW has now been upgraded for Internet data rates of between 100Mbit/s and 150Mbit/s.