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Fries: German Cartel Office move is ‘no surprise’

German competition watchdog the Bundeskartellamt’s move to have the EC refer Vodafone’s planned acquisition of Unitymedia to was “totally expected and not a surprise at all” for Unitymedia parent Liberty Global and the company remains confident that the deal will be approved, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty posted […]

Virgin Media powering Liberty Global as overall residential cable revenues dip

Strong growth from the UK’s Virgin Media has powered Liberty Global Q3 performance, while overall the cable giant saw residential cable revenue fall and mobile and B2B revenue rise. Virgin Media delivered revenue-generating unit additions of 105,000 in the third quarter, with growth from existing and new build areas being driven by its triple-play offers. […]

German competition watchdog wants say on Vodafone-Liberty Global deal

German competition watchdog the Bundeskartellamt, together with the country’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, has requested the European Commission to refer Vodafone’s planned acquisition of Liberty Global’s Unitymedia unit to it on the grounds that the deal has an impact on markets in Germany. Andreas Mundt, the Bundeskartellamt’s president, said that the acquisition […]

Multimedia Polska calls off merger with Vectra

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has called off its planned merger with Vectra after failing to agree on key terms, according to local press. Multimedia Polska pulled out of the deal, which would have seen Vectra acquire 100% of its shares, after the pair failed to agree terms within the deadline they had set for […]

Liberty Global’s access network roadmap revealed

Liberty Global senior technologists Mark Burns and Ade Brittain used a presentation at the Cable Next Gen Europe event in London yesterday to reveal details of the cable giant’s access network technology roadmap for the next few years. Mark Burns, HFC architect, who heads access network strategy roadmaps at Liberty Global, said that the company’s […]

German broadband association calls on EC to prohibit Vodafone-Liberty deal

German alternative broadband operators association the Bundesverband Breitbandkommunikation (BREKO) has called for the EC to say no to Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s German subsidiary, Unitymedia on the grounds that it would severely restrict competition in the broadband market. BREKO argues that the merger would effectively create a duopoly in the broadband market between […]

Vodafone Deutschland names new chief financial officer

Vodafone Deutschland has named Anna Dimitrova as its new chief financial officer. Dimitrova, who previously worked for Vodafone in a number of roles spanning consumer, enterprise and finance, will replace Andreas Siemen, who is leaving the company. She will take up her new position on November 1. Dimitrova, a Bulgarian national, began her career with […]

Liberty Global and Comcast back OpenSync initiative

Liberty Global, Comcast and Bell Canada are all backing a new open source software initiative that was unveiled by adaptive WiFi company Plume and Samsung at the Broadband World Forum. OpenSync is a framework that works across gateways, modems, routers, access points, extenders, set-top-boxes, IoT hubs, smart speakers and other WiFi-enabled devices. Based on the Plume Middle […]

Liberty Global joins the HomeGrid Forum

TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has joined the HomeGrid Forum, an alliance of firms looking to promote home networking technology G.hn. In doing so, it links up with other service providers including AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, China Telecom and Verizon. “Industry collaboration is an important component within the Alliance and Liberty Global are true innovators […]

Liberty Global launches ‘Horizon 4’ TV platform

Liberty Global has unveiled Horizon 4, a TV platform and suite of products that includes a 4K set-top box based on the V6 hardware it offers Virgin Media customers in the UK. The set-top box will be accompanied by a new Horizon 4 user interface, a remote control that has voice capabilities built-in and an […]

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