Strong networks are the lifeblood of the digital future, and the heart of the infrastructures in Germany is beating in NRW. Two of the three German mobile network operators – Vodafone and Telekom – have their headquarters here. Following its takeover of Unitymedia, Vodafone also became a nationwide cable network provider alongside Telekom. NetCologne is still Germany’s most successful city carrier, and the presence of leading content and infrastructure providers means that NRW also provides an excellent environment for the development of new digital services. The global industry meets in Cologne once a year at ANGA COM, Europe’s leading conference and trade fair for broadband, television and online.

Facts and figures

  • Germany’s largest cable market
  • Vodafone a nationwide cable network operator
  • Deutsche Telekom: own offering for satellite customers
  • NetCologne is Germany’s largest city-carrier with 257 million euros turnover
  • Media Broadcast establishes a new DVB-T2 standard
  • ANGA COM: Europe’s largest broadband event

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Cable & satellite in NRW


Timo von Lepel
Managing Director NetCologne
NRW is where Germany's communications pulse is beating and there isn't anywhere else where the digital infrastructure is as developed as here. NetCologne has been providing the people and companies in the Rhineland with high-performance networks for more than 20 years and is thus an important motor for digitisation - as well as in the future.
Thomas Braun
President ANGA Verband Deutscher Kabelnetzbetreiber
The cable, broadband and TV industry is booming, and ANGA COM at Cologne’s Messegelände offers the perfect market place. Europe’s leading conference and fair for cable, broadband and satellite is regularly able to register a record number of exhibitors and visitors.
Herbert Strobel
Managing Director ASTRO Strobel Kommunikationssysteme
NRW is the home of important network operators. The modern infrastructures are used by companies and consumers alike. Thus, we have an excellent environment as a system provider for cable television networks and digital headend technology