UPC Switzerland switches from Salt to Swisscom

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland is to use Swisscom’s mobile network to provide mobile services, switching from the network of alternative provider Salt. The company, which has a mobile base of about 100,000 users on the Salt network, said that the change would see its customers benefit from Swisscom’s highly-rated network and would enable […]

Liberty Global revamps UPC management with new role for Pascu

Liberty Global is reorganizing the marketing, sales and customer operations of its UPC units into a single entity under Severina Pascu, who has been named as COO of Liberty Global’s Central Europe Group. Under the new structure, Pascu will report to Eric Tveter, CEO for Liberty Global Central Europe Group, which operates under the UPC […]

Netflix ISP Index: Austria overtakes Belgium in EMEA rankings

Austria overtook Belgium to claim the fourth-fastest average internet speeds in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region, according to Netflix’s November ISP Speed Index. In Austria the average speed during the month was 3.87 Mbps, pipping Belgium at 3.86 Mbps. Another strong month for Austria meant the country has climbed the Netflix rankings […]

4KUniverse comes to Europe

4K UHD TV general entertainment streaming network 4KUniverse is launching in Europe this week, with satellite operator SES distributing the channel to Swiss telco Swisscom for distribution to its 1.45 million customers. 4KUniverse, created by producer Matthew Mancinelli last year, launched initially in North America on the SES UHD platform. The latter provides channels to […]

Fries: Liberty will be ‘buyer or seller’ in markets where it lacks scale

Liberty Global is likely to look at M&A opportunities at a national level primarily but its main focus is its platform and delivering value for shareholders, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Interviewed on stage at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications conference, Fries, asked about the potential for a merger with Vodafone […]

Altice to sell Swiss assets

Altice is to sell its Swiss telecom solutions business and data centre operations to InfraVia Capital Partners in a deal that values the assets at CHF214 million. The move is the latest disposal from the troubled cable and telecom group as it seeks to reduce indebtedness and allay investors’ concerns. Altice is selling Green.ch, which […]

Liberty Global ‘looking at possible sale’ of Swiss and Austrian units

Liberty Global is looking at a possible sale of its Swiss and Austrian operations, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. The move could help pave the way for a £175 billion merger between the cable giant and Vodafone. According to The Telegraph, citing unnamed sources, Liberty is working on a potential disposal […]

Swisscom launches new TV platform

Swisscom has launched a new TV user interface, dubbed Entertainment OS3, that includes access to additional content, personalisation features, the organisation of content around 20 themes and a variety of other features. The new service offers 20 themed ‘worlds’ with access to current, upcoming and past programmes, videos and content on demand via pay TV […]

UPC Switzerland adds Sky Sports app to offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has integrated the Sky Sport app into its Horizon advanced TV platform. The move makes UPC the first pay TV operator to integrate the app and adds to the operator’s growing investment in sport as a differentiator with rival Swisscom. UPC launched its own proprietary sports service MySports tow […]

UPC Switzerland takes control of Genthod network

Liberty Global-owned UPC Switzerland has acquired the fibre network in Genthod near Geneva. The move means that UPC can now offer uniform services throughout the entire municipality. Some 150 active customers who previously purchased their basic connection directly from the municipality of Genthod will start receiving UPC’s offering from next year. The network in Genthod […]

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