Liberty Global

Liberty Networks Germany begins rolling out FTTH

Liberty Networks Germany, Liberty Global’s new German joint venture with InfraVia Capital, has begun rolling out fibre-to-the home under the helloFiber brand. Liberty Networks Germany will carry out demand aggregation to identify areas where the roll out will be deployed. The expansion will kick off with construction of an area-wide FTTH network in Petershagen-Eggersdorf, Brandenburg. […]

Liberty Global will ‘continue to invest’ in HFC and DOCSIS 4.0, says Fries

Liberty Global will continue to invest in its HFC network including DOCSIS 4.0 and will only deploy full fibre-to-the-premises on a case-by-case basis for customers that require it, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on a virtual Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference, he said that HFC “has a rich history full of […]

Liberty Global to look at new public listings next year, mulls UK infrastructure options

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has given a strong indication that the company may pursue stock market listings of individual company units next year to increase the overall value of its assets. Speaking to analysts after the company announced solid Q3 numbers at the end of last week Fries said that Liberty had “talked from […]

Liberty Global ups cash-flow guidance on solid results following UK JV completion

Liberty Global has turned in a respectable set of Q3 results, enabling the company to up its free cash-flow guidance for the year. The company added 266,000 net broadband and post-paid mobile subscribers in the quarter.   The company reported the loss of 5,400 customers in the quarter to September, but has added 24,600 over […]

Virgin Media launches new WiFi Hub

Virgin Media has announced the launch of its new WiFi router. The new Hub 5 is powered by WiFi 6 technology and promises to deliver ‘peak WiFi performance.” The router will work with Virgin Media’s existing DOCSIS 3.1 technology and comes with a 2.5Gbps ethernet port alongside three additional 1Gbps ports. Virgin Media O2 is […]

Liberty Global reportedly considering €600 million Belgian sale

Liberty Global is mulling selling off its Belgian tower business. According to a report from Bloomberg, the telco is considering a sale of the Telenet unit in a deal worth at least €600 million.  Telenet’s portfolio is made up of around 3,000 towers, and the company is Belgium’s largest cable TV operator. Sources said that […]

The changing face of Liberty Global

Liberty Global has featured prominently in DTVE’s news feed several times this week. On Wednesday we led with the story that the cable giant was finally exiting the Polish market by selling its operation there to Xavier Niel’s Iliad Group. Today, our lead story was the news that the cable giant’s ventures unit was contemplating […]

Liberty Global to return to Germany with FTTH joint venture

Liberty Global looks set for a return to the German market two years after selling its networks in the country to Vodafone. Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of the cable giant has teamed up with InfraVia Capital Partners, a private equity firm specialising in infrastructure and technology investments, to create a new joint venture […]

Jefferies: Liberty Global’s buybacks, upgrades and ‘string of pearls’ will set shares on upward trend

Liberty Global’s commitment to share buybacks, a ‘string of pearls’ strategy that will see local units separately listed, the upgrade and expansion of the UK fibre network and a potential merger in Belgium should see the company’s stock price rise from its current undervalued level, according to an analysis by Jefferies, which gives the international […]

Xavier Niel’s Iliad to acquire UPC Poland from Liberty Global

Liberty Global has reached a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its operations in Poland to iliad Group’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play. The deal, which will see Liberty Global complete its exit from central and eastern Europe and marks a major expansion for Xavier Niel’s Iliad in the country, values its Polish assets at PLN7 […]