Liberty Global


Liberty Global reportedly considering €600 million Belgian sale

Liberty Global is mulling selling off its Belgian tower business. According to a report from Bloomberg, the telco is considering a sale of the Telenet unit in a deal worth at least €600 million.  Telenet’s portfolio is made up of around 3,000 towers, and the company is Belgium’s largest cable TV operator. Sources said that […]

Liberty Global to return to Germany with FTTH joint venture

Liberty Global looks set for a return to the German market two years after selling its networks in the country to Vodafone. Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of the cable giant has teamed up with InfraVia Capital Partners, a private equity firm specialising in infrastructure and technology investments, to create a new joint venture […]

Jefferies: Liberty Global’s buybacks, upgrades and ‘string of pearls’ will set shares on upward trend

Liberty Global’s commitment to share buybacks, a ‘string of pearls’ strategy that will see local units separately listed, the upgrade and expansion of the UK fibre network and a potential merger in Belgium should see the company’s stock price rise from its current undervalued level, according to an analysis by Jefferies, which gives the international […]

Xavier Niel’s Iliad to acquire UPC Poland from Liberty Global

Liberty Global has reached a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its operations in Poland to iliad Group’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play. The deal, which will see Liberty Global complete its exit from central and eastern Europe and marks a major expansion for Xavier Niel’s Iliad in the country, values its Polish assets at PLN7 […]

Vodafone Deutschland replaces Horizon boxes, moves international packages to IP

Vodafone Deutschland has made its GigaTV Cable Box 2 the standard box across its entire German footprint, replacing the Horizon set-top used across the Unitymedia and Kabel Baden-Württemburg networks it acquired from Liberty Global. Vodafone is rolling out a new standardised set of international channel packages that are distributed over IP rather than via DVB-C […]

Liberty Global partners with Plume for intelligent WiFi rollout in Netherlands and Poland

Liberty Global has rolled out an ‘intelligent WiFi’ update to its Connect box routers in three million homes in the Netherlands and Poland in the form of a ‘free upgrade’. The company says that the upgrade will provide its customers with faster and more stagble connections for devices. The cable giant has partnered with intelligent […]

Virgin Media O2 passes new fibre milestone as competitive landscape heats up

Liberty Global and Telefónica-owned Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, enabling it to make the claim that more than half of its footprint can now access ultra-fast broadband speeds. The company has now upgraded its network in locations across the UK, including Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan and […]

Telenet to make adverts unskippable

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet is to prevent subscribers from skipping adverts on recorded and catch-up shows in a move it says is designed to support local broadcasters. In response to what it described as requests from Belgian broadcasters, Telenet is to force viewers to sit through one minute of unskippable adverts before any […]

Iliad makes bid for UPC Poland

French telco Iliad has made an indicative offer for Liberty Global’s Polish ISP UPC. The telco, which agreed a deal to acquire Polish mobile operator Play for more than €2 billion in late 2020, said that it has made an offer of PLN7.3 billion (€1.6 billion) for 100% of UPC Poland’s shares. The bid, it […]

Liberty Global heads for the edge with Digital Colony JV

Liberty Global has partnered with digital infrastructure investment outfit Digital Colony to create a new European edge data centre business, AtlasEdge Data centres. AtlasEdge will deliver services via a network of facilities located close to the edge of the network to serve growing demand from cloud providers, streaming services and enterprises for facilities through which […]

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