Telenet hails success of quad-play offering

Liberty Global-owned Flemish region cable operator Telenet managed to add to its new all-in-one converged Wigo bundle base in the second quarter, but its fixed cable subscriber base was hit by what it described as an “intensely competitive environment”. Telenet added 35,800 Wigo customers in the three months to June, taking its total to 224,400. […]

Proximus sees solid TV growth on back of quad-play success

Belgian telco Proximus saw solid growth in its TV base in the first quarter, with the company saying that it had seen strong take-up of quad-play bundled offerings. Proximus added 27,000 new TV subscribers in the first quarter of the year, taking its total to 1.516 million, up 5.3% year-on-year. The company’s fixed broadband base […]

Liberty Global looking at WiFi First as it mulls mobile options

Europe is “a quad-play market” and Liberty Global “has a lot of options” and will adopt a variety of strategies for fixed-mobile convergence across the territories in which it is active, including considering ‘WiFi first’, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking on an analyst call following the company’s results last week, Fries said […]

Nos grows converged customers and advanced TV base

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos has grown its converged customer base and increased penetration of its Iris advanced TV service in the first quarter. Nos added 72,200 converged customers in the first quarter, taking its converged base to 456,800. The number of converged services rose by 341,300 to reach 2.2 million, or 32.2% […]

SFR-Numericable’s Virgin Mobile launches quad-play

SFR-Numericable has launched a new quad-play offering under the Virgin Mobile brand, with a new box and a new TV service.  The service provider has launched Virgin Box by SFR, which it says builds on the innovations already developed for the SFR box. The package comprises a TV Evolution decoder and a separate modem. The […]

Consumers could ‘lose out’ through BT-EE deal, says Which?

BT’s planned £12.5 billion (€16.8 billion) takeover of UK mobile operator EE could prove bad for consumers, according to fears raised by UK consumer body Which? In letters sent to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom and the Competition Markets Authority last week, Which? asked both bodies to confirm what actions they will take so that consumers […]

BT agrees £12.5 billion EE buyout

BT has struck a definitive agreement to buy UK mobile operator EE for £12.5 billion (€16.7 billion), in a deal that will see the UK service provider make a major move into the quad-play market. BT said that the deal will allow it to offer fibre broadband, WiFi and advanced mobile capabilities, while increasing its […]

Netia teams up with P4 for quad-play

Polish triple-play service provider Netia has teamed up with local mobile provider P4 to deliver mobile services to its customers.  Netia chose to team up with P4, which operates the Play service, after several months of negotiations with both P4 and rival operator Polkomtel. Netia CEO Adam Sawicki said that Play was “the most attractive […]

Sky eyes Telefonica deal in possible quad-play move

Sky has reportedly been in talks with Telefonica about partnering with its UK mobile arm O2, in a move that could see the UK operator move into the quad-play space. According to a Financial Times report, Sky and Telefonica have been in talks since late 2014. The report says that while Sky is unlikely to […]

BT targets quad-play market with £12.5bn EE acquisition

BT is in exclusive talks to acquire the UK’s leading mobile operator EE in a £12.5 billion (€15.8 billion) move that is aimed squarely at the budding market for quad-play services.  In a statement, BT said the proposed acquisition of EE, which is jointly owned by Deutsche Telekom and Orange, “would enable BT to accelerate […]