KPN increases bitrate HD channels fiberglass customers to 12,75Mbit / s




KPN has announced that the picture quality of HD channels that are watched by fiber optics, will improve. Initially, a limited number of IPTV set-top boxes with the raised bitrate 12,75Mbit / s can handle. Next year follow all set-top boxes.

KPN rolls the enhanced high-definition picture quality to own say in phases. From 2 December, customers who watch TV over fiber and have a set-top box with model number 2260 or 2952, have provided the increased bitrates. These are the three NPO channels and HD channels RTL and SBS. Middle of next year, the other TV receivers, including set-top boxes with model numbers 1853 and 1963 are also suitable for the enhanced HD quality.

Except KPN customers will also Telfort and XS4ALL subscribers who watch television via fiber to the improved HD quality can use. This process is completely automatic, according to KPN. Customers with a DSL subscription at KPN, including faster vdsl2 variants not benefit from the increased bit rates for HD channels. They will have to settle current bitrates around 7 to 8 Mbit / s.

Many KPN fiber customers complain about the low bitrates by KPN compared eg cable companies, which may remain the high-definition picture quality. Competitor Vodafone, which is also active in some areas fiberglass, incidentally promised that it will still pass the bit rates of its HD channels increase .


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