New brand for business solutions
- Tele Columbus AG’s B2B business division adopts the shared brand identity
- Further investment at head office in Leipzig and a sharpened national focus
Berlin, 28 March 2018. HL komm Telekommunikations GmbH, a subsidiary of Tele Columbus AG, will bear the brand name PŸUR in future. HL komm specialises in high-performance Internet access for corporate customers and tailor-made digital business solutions. These complement the range of products for private customers which are available to around 3.6 million connected households across Germany.
HL komm’s previous brand identity is to be replaced with the PŸUR brand, which has covered the products for private customers offered by Tele Columbus AG’s subsidiaries since autumn 2017. In the business segment, PŸUR presents itself as a professional digitalisation partner for companies of all sizes. By changing its brand, HL komm, whose name under commercial law will remain the same, will also sharpen its national focus and underline its claims of close proximity to customers, top performance and flexibility.
Business solutions have already been extended beyond the company’s previous core area of Leipzig and Central Germany to all regions where PŸUR operates fibre-optic networks as a nationwide telecommunications company. The modern fibre-optic network with a national backbone enables bandwidths in excess of 100 Gbit/s. The ISO certifications for quality management and IT security gained by HL komm Telekommunikations GmbH this February prove its consistent quality on an international level. The specific service required by corporate customers will still be provided by personal contacts and project managers, individual service level agreements and a 24/7 hotline for reporting problems.
“We are remaining true to our origins as a Leipzig-based company with strong roots in Central Germany, investing in a new high-security data centre and a modern office building in the city so that we are ideally equipped for further growth,” says Richard Fahringer, Managing Director of HL komm and Head of the Business Solutions Division at Tele Columbus AG. “However, our expertise in extremely fast Internet access for data communications, security and networking solutions and data centre operation is already being appreciated by more and more customers in other regions too.”
Timm Degenhardt, CEO of Tele Columbus AG, adds: “Integrating HL komm into Tele Columbus AG has shown us over the past two years that business solutions successfully enhance our portfolio and offer great potential for growth. The synergies between products for corporate and private customers based on our high-performance fibre-optic network can now also be seen outside the company thanks to the shared brand.”
With its high-performance broadband cable, PΫUR offers superfast Internet access, including telephone connections and over 250 TV channels on a digital entertainment platform that combines traditional television with video entertainment on demand. Partners in the housing industry can benefit from flexible cooperation models and modern value-added services such as telemetry and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional suppliers, PΫUR is driving the expansion of fibre-optic broadband in Germany. For corporate customers, carrier services and business solutions are provided using the company’s own fibre-optic network. PΫUR reaches around 3.6 million households in Germany and is a brand of Tele Columbus AG, the country’s third-largest cable network operator. With its registered office in Berlin and further offices in Leipzig, Hamburg, Ratingen and Unterföhring, Tele Columbus has been around since 1985. Tele Columbus AG has been listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt stock exchange since January 2015 and in the S-DAX since June 2015.