QSC stops expansion of the network
As the well-known DSL provider QSC announced at CeBIT in Hanover, the network expansion will not be continued for the time being. Instead, they want to concentrate fully on reaching break-even next year, whereby further improvements to the existing network cannot be ruled out.
At the moment they still have cash reserves of 153 million euros, but it is assumed that this year a loss of 60 to 70 million with revenues of 46 to 54 million euros will be recorded. According to the company, QSC's broadband access is used by around 33,000 business and private customers. QSC boss Bernd Schlobohm is of the opinion that they are 'two years ahead of Telekom', especially in the areas of network quality and customer service. With QDSL, for example, the customer has a downstream of 1024 kbit/s and an upstream of 248 kbit/s and so far no warnings have been sent to the user due to an excessive amount of exchanged data, as happened e.g. with T-Online. An average QSC home user currently generates around twelve gigabytes of download traffic per month.