Television, internet and telephony for Hamburg
Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft Bergedorf-Bille eG and Tele Columbus extend partnership
– Contract extension for 9,500 homes
– Telemetry gateway upgrades for all buildings
– FTTH concept for all new-build projects
Berlin, 15 December 2020. Tele Columbus and Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft Bergedorf-Bille eG have agreed to continue their successful partnership. The contract extension means that Tele Columbus and its brand PŸUR will continue to supply around 9,500 homes managed by the housing association. In future, tenants will be supplied with an expanded range of television, internet and telephony services through the Tele Columbus Group network at no extra cost.
As part of the fibre to the building (FTTB) concept, optical fibre lines have already been installed in the basements of the association’s buildings. From there, ethernet-based, gigabit-capacity internet connections run through to the apartments, providing symmetrical upload and download bandwidth of up to 500 Mbit/s since 2016. The contract extension will also see all buildings fitted with telemetry gateways in heating and building services rooms. Besides monitoring and controlling systems, the gateways will additionally make it possible to provide and use smart meters, photovoltaic connectivity, parcel drop boxes, electric vehicle charging stations and lock systems, to name just a few examples.
New buildings constructed by the housing association are set to be fitted with future-proof fibre to the home (FTTH) technology, allowing tenants to connect to the Tele Columbus network through optical fibre lines directly in their homes. This concept opens the door to bandwidths significantly higher than 1 Gbit/s, depending on demand. By implementing these upgrades in existing buildings, Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft Bergedorf-Bille eG has opted for state-of-the-art network supply standards that, thanks to the gigabit capacity, can be easily adapted to the rising bandwidth demands of tenants.
The concession agreement has been prolonged on a multi-year bulk basis translating into attractive conditions for the tenants when it comes to their TV supply.
The conclusion of a service agreement also provides additional improvements to customer service options and the products marketed in Hamburg.
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany’s leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand PŸUR, the Company, offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange and a member of the SDAX.
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