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UPC Switzerland acquires Höfe cable network

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Switzerland has acquired the Höfe region cable network belonging to infrastructure group EW Höfe, leaving its owner to focus on building out a fibre network.

The EW Höfe cable network currently serves around 15,000 homes in the region of Höfe on the upper shores of Lake Zurich. UPC Switzerland has been a long-standing partners of the group, providing its services over the network.

UPC said that little would change as a result of the sale of the cable network infrastructure, except that subscribers would now pay their monthly connection fees directly to UPC, in addition to their bills for TV, internet and fixed telephony.

For over 30 years, we have been working together successfully with UPC as a provider for communication and entertainment, Now, we are handing over our cable network to our long-standing partner, so that we can guarantee continuity for the customers of our cable network. At the same time, we are focusing fully on expanding the new fibre optic network and our own etzelnet offers, such as symmetrical internet, TV and telephone,” says Arne Kähler, Chairman of the Executive Board of EW Höfe

The group’s fibre network is scheduled to be completed next year.

“We are delighted that are able to secure our presence as an infrastructure partner in the long term through the purchase of the cable network in the region of Höfe. Our customers will now receive all products, such as Internet, TV, telephone and the cable connection from a single provider and will benefit even more from UPC’s first-rate offers for telecommunications,” says Christophe Millet, Vice President Partner Networks at UPC Switzerland.