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T-Mobile Austria names consumer marketing chief

T-Mobile Austria, which purchased cable operator UPC Austria from Liberty Global earlier this year, has named Michael Rochel as head of marketing for residential customers, effective as of December 1. Rochel, who will report residential customers director Jan Willem Stapel, was previously head of marketing and product management in T-Mobile ‘s consumer business unit. T-Mobile […]

Deutsche Telekom TV numbers up as convergence fuels growth

Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets. Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products […]

T-Mobile Austria completes €1.9bn UPC Austria takeover

T-Mobile Austria has completed its previously-announced €1.9 billion takeover of Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria. Liberty Global confirmed the close of the sale today, stating that its proceeds will be approximately €900 million after accounting for the repayment of debt attributed to UPC Austria. Liberty said it will use this cash to increase its […]

EC approves T-Mobile Austria’s €1.9bn takeover of UPC Austria

The European Commission has green-lit T-Mobile Austria’s €1.9 billion acquisition of UPC Austria after concluding that the deal would not raise competition concerns. The EC gave its unconditional approval to the deal after ruling that the companies’ activities and assets are “largely complementary” and that the merged entity would continue to face “significant competition” from […]

UPC Austria taps Teleste for CATVisor Argus

Cable operator UPC Austria has tapped Teleste to supply its CATVisor Argus network management software (NMS) to monitor more than 3,800 active elements in its network. CATVisor Argus NMS is the fifth generation of Teleste’s CATVisor NMS, which the company describes as a multi-user client–server-based network management system used for monitoring, controlling and configuring network […]

T-Mobile Austria buys UPC Austria for €1.9bn

T-Mobile Austria has agreed to buy Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria for an enterprise value of €1.9 billion, in a deal that will transform it from a mobile to a quad-play provider. The agreement, which was announced before Christmas, will see the Deutsche Telekom-owned mobile operator take on incumbent operator A1 Telekom Austria as […]

Liberty Global ‘looking at possible sale’ of Swiss and Austrian units

Liberty Global is looking at a possible sale of its Swiss and Austrian operations, according to a report in UK newspaper The Telegraph. The move could help pave the way for a £175 billion merger between the cable giant and Vodafone. According to The Telegraph, citing unnamed sources, Liberty is working on a potential disposal […]

UPC Austria extends reach through local partnership

Liberty Global’s Austrian unit UPC Austria has extended its footprint in the Upper Austria region by striking a deal with the local network operator in Kremsmünster, Elektro Zettl. The agreement means that an additional 2,500 homes will be connected to UPC Austria’s network and will receive its services. UPC has sought to expand its presence […]

UPC Austria completes digital switchover

Liberty Global’s Austrian unit has completed the digitization of its network. UPC Austria, which completed its digital switchover in a series of steps starting in spring last year, has now switched off analogue signals in Vienna. Over the last year, UPC has converted its networks in Lower Austria, Styria, Upper Austria, Tyrol, Carinthia, Vorarlberg and, […]

Liberty Global strikes exclusive deal with Red Bull Media House

Liberty Global’s Swiss and Austrian unit has formed an exclusive partnership with Red Bull Media House to include the latter’s content on the new MySports premium sports offering. MySports will carry existing Red Bull content including the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Red Bull Crashed Ice competitions as well as new content created within […]

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