Telenet


Telenet takes majority control of production outfit Caviar

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has upped its stake in production company Caviar Group from 49% to 70%, and will consolidate Caviar in its financial figures as of October 1. Telenet initially took a stake in the production house in May 2021. Once consolidated, it said, Caviar Group will continue to function as an […]

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 […]

Telenet foregrounds fixed-mobile convergence but struggles to attract new subs

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet saw continued benefits from its move to foreground fixed-mobile convergence take up in the second quarter but struggled to attract new subscribers, with only 300 net new broadband subs and 8,100 new post-paid mobile customers. The group added 16,500 customers to its ONE(up) fixed-mobile convergence bundles. The company posted […]

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 […]

Telenet to combine network with Fluvius and migrate to FTTH

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has struck a binding agreement with utility provider and network operator Fluvius that will ultimately see Telenet evolve its HFC cable network infrastructure in a combined footprint to fibre-to-the-home technology. Fluvius operates electricity and gas utilities across Flanders and also provides TV and broadband services in around 100 municipalities. […]

Telenet secures spectrum for 5G rollout

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has secured frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 3500 MHz bands to operate next-generation mobile services in an auction process for a total of €264.3 million. Telenet said it will use this spectrum to ensure continuity of service for its existing networks, and […]

Liberty Global names mobile and cloud tech chief

Liberty Global has appointed Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of managing director, mobile and cloud technology. Suceveanu, who will also sit on Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s board, will report to Liberty Global chief technology officer Enrique Rodriguez. Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy and its investments in mobile […]

Telenet sees FMC base rise amid slower new broadband and mobile sub growth

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet saw its fixed-mobile convergence base rise significantly in the first quarter but experienced slower growth in broadband internet and mobile postpaid services. The company saw take up of its ONE(Up) FMC bundles grow by 22,700. However broadband subs rise by only 2,900 over the period. Post-paid mobile customers grew […]

Telenet strikes deal to sell cellular towers infrastructure

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has struck a binding agreement to sell its mobile towers infrastructure to investment outfit DigitalBridge for €745 million. Telenet will sell 100% of the shares in a newly incorporated direct subsidiary of Telenet Group Holding NV, TowerCo, which will hold all of Telenet’s passive infrastructure and tower assets. Telenet […]

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 […]

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