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Telenet ‘on track’ to deliver earnings growth

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet reported strong revenue-generating unit growth and said it was on track to deliver 5-7% EBITDA growth on the back of cost savings from the acquisition of mobile operator BASE Company. Telenet said that its RGU count increased by 31,000 in Q2, driven by marketing and promotions. The period saw […]

Telenet completes BASE acquisition

Liberty Global-owned Telenet has completed the acquisition of mobile operator BASE Company and the sale of the latter’s 50% stake in VikingCo to Medialaan. The transactions were finalised following approval by the Belgian competition regulator and the EC on January 28 and February 4 respectively. The sale of the stake in VikingCo was a condition […]

Telenet passes triple-play and mobile milestones, announces board change

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s triple-play base now accounts for half of its overall customer base, while its post-paid mobile base passed the one million mark in the fourth quarter, ahead of its acquisition of KPN-owned mobile operator BASE Company. Separately, Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair has stepped down from the Telenet board and […]

Telenet strikes mobile deal to secure EC BASE approval

Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet has agreed to sell a number of acquisition target BASE Company’s JIM Mobile unit’s mobile customer base to media group Medialaan, along with BASE’s 50% stake in VikingCo NV, the company behind the mobile brand Mobile Vikings, as part of a drive to secure EC approval of the BASE […]

Telenet appoints transformation officer to oversee BASE merger

Belgian cable operator Telenet has upped chief customer officer, Patrick Vincent, to chief transformation officer to oversee the merger of BASE Company with Telenet. Vincent takes on the new role immediately, following Telenet’s announcement last week that it has agreed to buy Belgian mobile operator BASE Company for €1.325 billion from Dutch telco KPN. Vincent […]

Telenet buys Belgium’s BASE Company for €1.3 billion

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has agreed to buy domestic mobile operator BASE Company for €1.325 billion from Dutch telco KPN. Telenet said that the definitive agreement will provide it with long-term mobile access to “effectively compete for future growth opportunities in the mobile market.” It said the acquisition will allow to meet rising […]