Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is to make triple-play standard for all subscribers and is also to include multiscreen TV and its app allowing user to make smartphone calls at fixed network rates with its basic offering.
From the beginning of next year, the cable operator will add a phone connection in all connected households at no extra costs. UPC Cablecom will offer 65 unencrypted channels, including 36 in HD and 170 radio stations, 2Mbps internet access, free fixed telephony and its smartphone app allowing the telephone connection to be used with fixed network rates on a smartphone, together with over 60 TV channels available via app or online in addition to access to its video library, in the basic offering.
The operator has struck a deal with the Swiss price regulator, Stefan Meierhans, enabling it to increase the price of its basic service by €0.90 to CHF29.95 (€24.73).
“Thanks to the considerable upgrade of our basic connection we are now meeting our customers’ most important needs in all areas: television, Internet and telephony. And now the cable connection is also becoming mobile,” said Eric Tveter, CEO.