Belgium


Virgin Media video losses push down Liberty Global RGUs

Video subscriber losses at Virgin Media contributed in no small way to pushing down Liberty Global revenue-generating unit count in the third quarter. The cable giant lost 76,300 RGUs overall in the quarter, taking the total losses for the year-to-date to 80,400. Virgin Media’s RGU losses amounted to 53,000 for the quarter, which the company […]

Telenet sees FMC growth but video subs decline

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet posted strong growth in its fixed-mobile customer base in the third quarter but saw its video base decline and its broadband base flatline. The company saw its video base decline by 4% year-on-year to 1.882 million. Basic video customers declined by 16% to 176,400 while enhanced video numbers were […]

Proximus edges forwards with TV and broadband

Belgian service provider Proximus expressed satisfaction in growing its TV and fixed broadband bases in what it characterises as a tough market. The company added 3,000 new TV customers to its subscriber base in the third quarter, taking its total to 1.635 million. The company added 8,000 fixed internet customers, taking its total to 2.079 […]

Telenet unveils analogue switch off plan

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet says it will switch off its analogue TV service between next autumn and the end of 2021, freeing up capacity for digital traffic. The operator plans to launch a communication campaign from this December to inform customers about different alternatives available to them to continue to receive TV once […]

Proximus targets millennials with TV, cloud gaming and streaming

In a move clearly aimed at attracting a younger market segment, Belgian telecom operator Proximus has launched a new consumer offering that combines TV and cloud gaming along with mobile connectivity and a new Android Pie-based V7 set-top. The operator’s new Epic Combo package will include TV with the Proximus Pickx TV app and website […]

KPN calls time on appointment of under-investigation Leroy

Dutch telco KPN has said Dominique Leroy “is no longer a candidate” to be chief executive of the company after its appointment of the former Proximus CEO was derailed by an investigation into the sale of shares by the latter ahead of her resignation from the Belgian service provider. KPN said that the length of […]

Proximus’s Leroy ‘regrets perception’ created by share sale ahead of KPN move

Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy has come under fire over the sale of shares in the Belgian telco ahead of the announcement that she is to be appointed CEO of KPN. Leroy, who sold shares in Proximus on August 1, a month ahead of the KPN announcement, apologised for the perception created by the move. Leroy […]

KPN names Proximus’ Dominique Leroy as CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Proximus chief Dominique Leroy as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who is taking over as chief executive of Sky Italia. KPN said Leroy would take the helm at the Dutch telco from December 1. Leroy has been CEO of Proximus, formerly Belgacom, since 2014, having joined the Belgian telco […]

Liberty to buy back shares and invest in UK as subscriber numbers drop

Liberty Global is following up on its promise to return value to shareholders following its sale of its German and central European units to Vodafone by using the proceeds from the sale for cash tender offers for its shares of up to US$2.5 billion (€2.2 billion), along with a promise of investing in Virgin Media, […]

Telenet posts improved performance, slams wholesale cable move

Belgian cable operator Telenet has reported an improved operational performance for the second quarter, with strong uptake of fixed-mobile converged bundles and broadband and post-paid mobile growth. Telenet said that uptake of its fixed-mobile converged Wigo and Yugo bundles had increased by 38,700, meaning that it now has 467,800 customers for these bundles, described as […]

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