Poland’s Vectra acquires local Silesian operator Elsat

Polish cable operator Vectra has increased its footprint by acquiring local Silesian service provider Elsat.

Elsat, which has been operating in the region for 30 years, serves around 15,000 homes out of a total footprint of 33,000 homes. It is active in nine cities in Upper Silesia – Ruda Śląska, Bytom, Radzionków, Mikołów, Świętochłowice, Gliwice, Katowice, Siemianowice and Chorzów.

According to Vectra, the operator will continue to operate under its own name under Vectra’s ownership.

The move is the latest addition to consolidation in the Polish market. In 2020 Vectra completed the acquisition of Multimedia Polska, making it the largest Polish cable operator ahead of Liberty Global-owned UPC Polska. The deal was completed on condition that it sold networks in eight cities where the combination raised competition concerns.

Liberty Global earlier this year announced the sale of its Polish unit to Xavier Niel’s Iliad Group, enabling the latter to combine it with its Polish mobile subsidiary Play.

Vectra currently serves 1.7 million homes with about four million revenue-generating units, out of a total footprint of around 4.6 million homes across its network.

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