Liberty Global

Liberty Global picks Nuance for expanded voice services

Liberty Global has announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to improve accessibility for Virgin Media O2 customers in the UK. The operator will utilise the Nuance Dragon TV tech platform, including capabilities that provide enhanced support for visually impaired customers, such as reading aloud program information. Nuance Dragon TV, powered by Nuance conversational AI, currently […]

Liberty Networks Germany begins fibre rollout

Liberty Networks Germany, the fibre joint venture between Liberty Global’s investment arm and InfraVia Capital Partners, has begun construction of its new full-fibre network in Germany. Liberty Networks Germany plans to connect households and municipalities in Germany to an FTTH network operating under the new helloFiber brand, with construction starting this week in Rudersberg, a […]

VodafoneZiggo turns to Teleste for upgrade components

Broadband technology provider Teleste has secured what it describes as a significant order from Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo for various network components to secure the operator’s network upgrades in 2023 and onwards. The ordered components, including broadband amplifiers and RF passives, will be part of the Liberty Global-Vodafone JV’s ongoing nationwide network upgrade. VodafoneZiggo has […]

Sunrise UPC launches free TV offering following Wilmaa acquisition

Liberty Global-backed Swiss service provider Sunrise UPC is introducing a free TV tier as part of its yallo offering. Yallo is launching yallo Free TV as a free, advertising-funded TV offer that can also be used by customers of other providers. The service comes with basic features and is targeted at those looking for a […]

Entertainment ‘increasingly critical’ for Liberty Global, says Fries

Entertainment is “increasingly a critical part of the bundle” of service for Liberty Global, according to the company’s CEO Mike Fries, despite the company’s emphasis on fixed-mobile convergence and broadband. Speaking to analysts after Liberty posted disappointing results at the end of last week, Fries said that an integrated entertainment offering, including the super-aggregation of […]

Fries: no plan to replicate Telenet/Fluvius model in the Netherlands

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s plan to split off its infrastructure into a new joint venture with utility group Fluvius does not offer a template for a similar move in neighbouring the Netherlands, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global posted less-than-stellar Q2 results at the end of […]

Virgin Media gains customers and returns to revenue growth

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 said it gained 8,000 net new fixed-line customers in the second quarter, taking its total to 5.8 million, with 16,000 additional broadband customers. The JV between Liberty Global and Telefónica added 805,000 mobile connections in the quarter including wholesale customers. Mobile contract additions numbered 13,000, taking the total to […]

Telenet foregrounds fixed-mobile convergence but struggles to attract new subs

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet saw continued benefits from its move to foreground fixed-mobile convergence take up in the second quarter but struggled to attract new subscribers, with only 300 net new broadband subs and 8,100 new post-paid mobile customers. The group added 16,500 customers to its ONE(up) fixed-mobile convergence bundles. The company posted […]

Telenet downgraded by Jefferies on Fluvius deal

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet faces a series of challenges that make a less attractive investment for now, according to a note by analysts at Jefferies, who downgraded the operator to hold. Reflecting on Telenet’s announcement last week that it would fold its fibre infrastructure into a new JV with electricity and gas utility […]