Contract conclusion:Kabel BW secures capacity for its own mobile services

-Contract with network operator Telefónica O2 Germany
-Basis for mobile Internet services and mobile telephony
-To be launched soon
Heidelberg. Kabel BW is going mobile: the Baden Württemberg-based cable network operator has secured network capacity from the mobile telecommunications provider Telefónica O2 Germany. In future, Kabel BW will be marketing its own mobile Internet and telephone services directly via the O2 network. "In O2, we are thrilled to have a partner that is famous for its excellent mobile telecommunications infrastructure and that therefore enables high-performance mobile products", comments Harald Rösch, Chairman of the Kabel BW Management Board.
This contract will permit Kabel BW to offer its own, attractive mobile services in the future, independent of stationary cable connections. To start off, Kabel BW customers will be able to make use of fast mobile Internet services. "We have a very clear objective: we wish to offer an outstanding price/performance ratio in the area of mobile Internet as well", adds Kabel BW boss Rösch. Kabel BW will be announcing pricing plan details in the near future. "We are very much looking forward to a successful partnership with Kabel BW", says René Schuster, CEO Telefónica O2 Germany. "In future, Kabel BW customers will be able to surf the Internet and make calls using one of the most modern mobile telecommunications networks in Europe. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, we offer the perfect prerequisites for fast uploading and downloading in the area of mobile telecommunications in particular". In addition to mobile Internet services, Kabel BW will in future add mobile telephony to its CleverKabel Internet and telephone packages. The provider will thus offer all entertainment and telecommunications services from a single source. With its triple-play services, Kabel BW is currently available to 3.6 million households and thus offers three quarters of households in Baden-Württemberg broadband Internet with speeds of up to 100 MBit/s.
About Kabel BW: Kabel BW is Baden-Württemberg's fast-growing, innovative provider of fast Internet, telephone and TV services (triple-play). With 2.3 million customers, Kabel BW is today one of Europe's largest cable network operators and is available to every second household in Baden-Württemberg. Kabel BW offers attractive packages with outstanding price/performance ratios and extremely fast broadband speeds (up to 100 MBit/s) as well as flat rates for telephone services. As a result of the extensive network upgrade, more than 99% of the 3.6 million cable households in Baden-Württemberg can use the "CleverKabel" services. The modernised cable network offers each and every household a total of more than 5 GBit/s (5,000 MBit/s) for the Internet, telephone and TV. Currently, Kabel BW customers can receive up to 400 analogue and digital TV channels (including HDTV) and 150 radio channels. Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has 54 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.