Iliad Group posts strong customer growth

France’s Iliad Group has posted strong Q3 results, with solid subscriber growth in its home market and in Poland in particular. In France, where it operates under the Free brand the group added 78,000 net new subs to its fixed-line bsu9iness and 184,000 net new mobile customers. In Poland, the acquisition of cable operator UPC […]

Iliad sees strong growth, boosted by Italy

French and international service provider Iliad Group has recorded strong second-quarter growth in its French and international markets, with notable growth in Italy. Despite what it described as an “extremely competitive context” in Italy, Iliad added 68,000 customers to its recently-launched fixed offering, as well as 257,000 mobile customers. In its core domestic French market, […]

Iliad’s Play acquires control of Redge Technologies

Iliad Group-owned Polish service provider Play Group has acquired 92.5% of the shares of Polish technology provider Redge Technologies. The residual 7.5% of the company’s share capital remains with Przemysław Frasunek, CEO and co-founder. Redge Technologies is a leading provider of OTT and edge computing technologies in Central Europe. Its flagship technology, Redge Media, is […]

Iliad’s Play to fold UPC network into new JV with plan to build out to 6m homes

Iliad Telecom-owned Polish mobile operator Play is to fold the fixed-line HFC and fibre infrastructure of UPC Poland, the cable operator it acquired from Liberty Global, into a new joint venture with private equity outfit InfraVia Capital Partners. Subject to regulatory approval, InfraVia will spend PLN1.775 billion to take a 50% stake in a new […]

HBO Max joins Verizon’s +play aggregation platform

 US mobile operator Verizon has announced a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring HBO Max to its +play aggregation platform. Revealed last month, +play promises to rival the likes of Amazon and Apple in offering an ‘entertainment hub’ to aggregate subscriptions to streaming and lifestyle services. Ahead of launch, the platform has signed […]

New management line-up for Iliad Telecom-owned UPC Poland

Polish cable operator UPC Polska has a new management team following the completion of its acquisition by Iliad Telecom-owned Play from Liberty Global. Led by Jean-Marc Harion as president, the new management board includes Beata Zborowska as financial director and Michał Ziółkowski as technical director. Other members include: Mikkel Noesgaard, marketing director; Piotr Kuriata, director for […]

Iliad’s Play completes acquisition of UPC Poland from Liberty Global

French telco Iliad has completed the acquisition of UPC Poland from Liberty Global. The acquisition, which takes place via Iliad’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play, “represents Iliad’s next step in the Polish telecoms,” iliad said. UPC Poland and Play combined together makes Iliad the second largest telco in the Polish market. For Liberty Global, the US$1.7 […]

Iliad Telecom sees growth across all markets

Iliad Telecom, the French-based service provider owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, saw strong growth across its domestic and international businesses last year. The group grew its overall subscriber base by 2.03 million, including 1.7 million mobile and 345,000 fixed-line customers. In France, where Iliad operates under the Free brand, the subscriber base grew by 439,000, […]

EC approves UPC Poland sale to Xavier Niel’s Play

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Liberty Global’s Polish operation, UPC Polska, by mobile giant Play, owned by French media tycoon Xavier Niel. UPC said that the acquisition, which it now expects to complete on April 1, will enable the creation of a national champion in the market for digital convergent services. The […]

Verizon launches +play content aggregation platform

Verizon has announced the launch of a new ‘entertainment hub’ which will serve to aggregate subscriptions to streaming and lifestyle services. Dubbed +play, the platform will give Verizon customers a straightforward way of accessing services via a single login.  Via the platform, users will be able to subscribe to services including: Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Discovery, […]

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