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Swiss watchdog approves Sunrise delisting

Swiss stock exchange body SIX Exchange Regulation AG has approved the delisting of the registered shares of Sunrise Communications Group with a nominal value of CHF1.00 each from the SIX Swiss Exchange. The last trading day and the effective date of delisting will be determined when the legally binding squeeze-out of remaining shareholders occurs. SIX […]

Sunrise UPC unveils exec committee and management structure

Sunrise UPC – the new combined Swiss operator from the merger of Sunrise and Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland – has named its executive committee headed by the company’s CEO, former Sunrise chief executive André Krause. The committee comprises Krause, deputy CEO and chief operating officer Severina Pascu – previously deputy CEO at Virgin Media – […]

Sunrise rolls out first 5G stadium app for FC Basel 1893

Swiss alternative telco Sunrise, set to merger with Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland, has launched the first of what it says will be a series of 5G-enabled fan-experience enrichment applications for football fans with the Sunrise CamCheck, a new service developed in partnership with FC Basel 1893. The app will enable FC Basel 1893 fans to […]

Liberty Global’s Fries looking to Belgian merger, fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global is hoping part-owned Belgian operator Telenet will take advantage of the renewed sale of Wallonia-region cable operator Voo to create a national-scale player in the country, according to CEO Mike Fries.  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference online last week,  Fries said that the acquisition of Voo by […]

Liberty Global wraps up speedy Sunrise acquisition

Liberty Global has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Swiss operator Sunrise. The completed deal is something of a fast turnaround, considering it was announced exactly three months ago. At the time, Liberty said that the combination of Sunrise and its Swiss business UPC would generate revenues of CHF3.1 billion (€2.87 billion) with […]

Liberty Global passes threshold for Sunrise acquisition

Liberty Global’s Swiss subsidiary UPC Switzerland has secured 82% of the share capital of mobile-focused service provider Sunrise following its public tender offer for the company. The number of Sunrise shares tendered meant that Liberty was able to claim that, subject to confirmation, the minimum acceptance threshold of two thirds of Sunrise’s shares had been […]

Sunrise offers ‘rotating’ Samsung TV to internet customers

Swiss service provider Sunrise has begun marketing Samsung’s Sero, a new 43-inch TV that can rotate between horizontal and vertical display modes, which the operator is making available on a 24-month installment plan. The Sero, which is only available in a handful of countries enables users to switch between the different display orientations depending on […]

Salt threatens legal action against Sunrise’s Liberty Global deal

Swiss service provider Salt has said it is contemplating legal action against Sunrise in relation to the latter’s planned acquisition by Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland. The official prospectus for the latter was published today. Salt’s threat of legal action relates to the fibre-to-the-home JV the pair agreed to set up to deploy FTTH networks across […]

Liberty Global to acquire Switzerland’s Sunrise

Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Swiss telecom operator Sunrise in a move that completely turns around its failed sale of UPC Switzerland to Sunrise last year. Liberty has agreed agreed to make an all cash public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Sunrise at a price of CHF110 per share, representing a […]

Sunrise offers accessory plans for Internet devices and TV sets

Swiss operator Sunrise has launched a number of installment plans for internet devices and TV sets in a first for the local market. The operator has distribution deals in place with a number of brands to offer products such as Samsung TVs, Sonos Soundbars, Apple TVs and Apple iPads. Customers previously had to purchase these […]

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