AOL Germany First Overseas AOL Property to Top 1 Million Users
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AOL Europe Thursday announced its AOL Germany property has exceeded 1 million subscribers.
AOL Germany is the first of the AOL country-targeted properties to hit the 1 million mark outside of the U.S. It achieved the feat in four years -- twice as fast as AOL's take-off in the states, according to AOL Europe.
The company will respond by rolling out a localized version of AOL 5.0 throughout the fall.
AOL Europe, a joint venture between AOL (AOL) and Germany's Bertelsmann AG, said it expects the new flat rate of DM9.90 (US$5.45) to continue to stimulate the network's growth rate. The company also credits the general release of AOL 5.0 and a new advertising campaign for the subscriber spike.
In August, AOL Europe made its first compromise move to the European telecom structure, rolling out free ISP service Netscape Online in the UK.