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Liberty Global picks Nuance for expanded voice services

Liberty Global has announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to improve accessibility for Virgin Media O2 customers in the UK. The operator will utilise the Nuance Dragon TV tech platform, including capabilities that provide enhanced support for visually impaired customers, such as reading aloud program information. Nuance Dragon TV, powered by Nuance conversational AI, currently […]

Liberty Networks Germany begins fibre rollout

Liberty Networks Germany, the fibre joint venture between Liberty Global’s investment arm and InfraVia Capital Partners, has begun construction of its new full-fibre network in Germany. Liberty Networks Germany plans to connect households and municipalities in Germany to an FTTH network operating under the new helloFiber brand, with construction starting this week in Rudersberg, a […]

VodafoneZiggo turns to Teleste for upgrade components

Broadband technology provider Teleste has secured what it describes as a significant order from Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo for various network components to secure the operator’s network upgrades in 2023 and onwards. The ordered components, including broadband amplifiers and RF passives, will be part of the Liberty Global-Vodafone JV’s ongoing nationwide network upgrade. VodafoneZiggo has […]

DAA specialist Falcon V Systems names VMO2 CTO to board

Distributed access architecture (DAA) technology specialist Falcon V Systems, a Polish joint venture owned by Vector Group, Liberty Global and Charter Communications, has appointed Virgin Media O2 CTO Jeanie York to its supervisory board. The company, which is developing software solutions for open DAA with its three principal shareholders, said that York will become a […]

Entertainment ‘increasingly critical’ for Liberty Global, says Fries

Entertainment is “increasingly a critical part of the bundle” of service for Liberty Global, according to the company’s CEO Mike Fries, despite the company’s emphasis on fixed-mobile convergence and broadband. Speaking to analysts after Liberty posted disappointing results at the end of last week, Fries said that an integrated entertainment offering, including the super-aggregation of […]

Fries: no plan to replicate Telenet/Fluvius model in the Netherlands

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s plan to split off its infrastructure into a new joint venture with utility group Fluvius does not offer a template for a similar move in neighbouring the Netherlands, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global posted less-than-stellar Q2 results at the end of […]

Virgin Media gains customers and returns to revenue growth

UK service provider Virgin Media O2 said it gained 8,000 net new fixed-line customers in the second quarter, taking its total to 5.8 million, with 16,000 additional broadband customers. The JV between Liberty Global and Telefónica added 805,000 mobile connections in the quarter including wholesale customers. Mobile contract additions numbered 13,000, taking the total to […]

Telenet downgraded by Jefferies on Fluvius deal

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet faces a series of challenges that make a less attractive investment for now, according to a note by analysts at Jefferies, who downgraded the operator to hold. Reflecting on Telenet’s announcement last week that it would fold its fibre infrastructure into a new JV with electricity and gas utility […]

Liberty Networks Germany names CEO

Liberty Networks Germany, the joint venture launched last year by Liberty Global’s investment arm Liberty Global Ventures and private equity outfit InfraVia Capital Partners to build a new full-fibre network in Germany, has appointed Christian Böing as CEO. Böing’s previous roles include CEO of webhosting company Strato AG and Deputy CEO of web hosting company […]

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