Kabel Deutschland Launches Digital Telephony Over Cable

Kabel Deutschland Launches Digital Telephony Over Cable With Cisco IP Next Generation Network Technology

MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2005--Cisco Systems(R) (Nasdaq:CSCO) today announced that Kabel Deutschland (KDG), Europe's largest cable operator, has implemented Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) solution to deliver converged voice, video and data, or "Triple Play," services over its cable broadband network serving the city of Leipzig.

The new converged IP NGN infrastructure is supporting the launch of KDG's "Kabel Phone" service, giving customers access to digital telephony services in addition to television, radio and Internet services over the same cable broadband connection. KDG customers participating in the Leipzig pilot project have been able to make digital telephone calls over a cable connection instead of the normal telephone connection since April 1 this year. The KDG "Kabel Phone" service is scheduled to be available in up to fifteen more cities, including Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Dresden and Koblenz, by the fourth quarter this year.


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