Telefónica unveils ‘world first’ three-in-one home gateway unit

Telefónica has unveiled a new home gateway unit – an all-in-one box that combines the functions of fibre optical network unit, router and video-bridge. The device, which Telefónica claims as a “world first”, is the first fruit of the group’s creation of a new structure of ‘global centres’ focusing on technical transformation. The first part […]

Liberty distributes LiLAC stock for LatAm operations

Liberty Global has distributed tracking stock for its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean – the LiLAC Group – as part of its plans to spin off these assets. Liberty completed distribution of the LiLAC stock to shareholders yesterday, with these new ordinary shares to begin regular trading today on the NASDAQ and the […]

Liberty Global to put LiLAC spin-off to vote this month

Liberty Global’s spin-off of its Latin American and Caribbean assets with the creation of a tracking stock is a “good deal for investors” that will “give investors a choice…to decide where they want to invest”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries, speaking on an analyst call after Liberty Global’s full-year results at the […]

Chile next for Horizon as Liberty Global evolves advanced TV platform

Liberty Global is turning to Chile for its next Horizon advanced TV launch, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global’s latest quarterly results, Fries said that Chile, where the company operates cable network VTR, would be next up for a Horizon launch. Liberty is currently trialling a new cloud […]

Liberty Global buys remaining 20% in Chile’s VTR

Liberty Global has acquired the remaining 20% of outstanding shares in Chile’s largest cable operator VTR in a deal worth some US$422 million (€304 million).  Liberty bought the stake from a subsidiary of Corp Group Holding Inversiones Limitada in exchange for 10.1 million Liberty Global class C ordinary shares. The US$422 million pricetag is based […]