Telenet


Telenet unveils analogue switch off plan

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet says it will switch off its analogue TV service between next autumn and the end of 2021, freeing up capacity for digital traffic. The operator plans to launch a communication campaign from this December to inform customers about different alternatives available to them to continue to receive TV once […]

Liberty Global companies unveil Gigabit rollouts

Liberty Global’s operating companies in Switzerland, Belgium and the UK have now all unveiled plans to roll out Gigabit broadband services. The UK’s Virgin Media has kicked off the deployment of Gigabit broadband in Southampton, taking 1Gbps downstream speeds to 100,000 premises. The company plans to bring these speeds to its entire network, covering 15 […]

Telenet posts improved performance, slams wholesale cable move

Belgian cable operator Telenet has reported an improved operational performance for the second quarter, with strong uptake of fixed-mobile converged bundles and broadband and post-paid mobile growth. Telenet said that uptake of its fixed-mobile converged Wigo and Yugo bundles had increased by 38,700, meaning that it now has 467,800 customers for these bundles, described as […]

Telenet gets lift from fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet’s operational performance in the first quarter was boosted by solid take up of its fixed-mobile convergence bundles, although revenue and like-for-like EBITDA were broadly flat year-on-year. Telenet saw take up of its Wigo and Yugo bundles increase by 29,400 to 429,000 during the quarter, the company’s best result since […]

Telenet CIO Lloyd to leave company

Samantha Lloyd, chief information officer of Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is to leave the company at the end of July. Lloyd will take on the role of chief data and information officer at a FTSE100 company based in the UK. Telenet said it will not refill the position. Under Lloyd’s leadership, Telenet created a […]

Telenet names Rodriquez to board

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Liberty’s EVP and chief technology officer Enrique Rodriquez to its board following the departure of Liberty commercial chief Diederik Karsten last month. Rodriquez will be appointed as director in the run up to Telenet’s general meeting on April 24. Rodriquez joined Liberty Global in July last year, […]

Liberty Global sees drop in video customers

Liberty Global’s announcement of the sale of its operation in Switzerland (see separate story) came as the company posted mixed Q4 and full-year results, with an acceleration in video losses in the three months to December. Liberty Global lost 32,500 revenue-generating units in Q4, meaning its gain for the year overall was 30,000. The company […]

ShortsTV renews deal with Telenet

ShortsTV has renewed its linear distribution deal with Telenet, with the channel now available to all Telenet households in Belgium. ShortsTV is localised in Dutch, available in HD, and is now part of Telenet’s basic digital TV offer that is available to more than 1.7 million subscribers. “We are very proud of our long-lasting partnership […]

Telenet launches set-top boxless youth-focused TV offering

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet is launching its first TV offering that does not require a set-top box. The operator has launched a new bundle, branded as YUGO and targeted at smartphone users exclusively, with users able to cast content to the TV screen via Google Chromecast or Apple TV. The YUGO package comes […]

Telenet taps Teleste for network upgrade

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has signed up Finnish technology outfit Teleste to supply optical network products as part of an upgrade project to install 1.2GHz capable equipment in the optical section of the access network. Under the agreement Teleste will supply optical transmitters from its HDO product range and optical nodes from its […]