UPC Cablecom

UPC Central Europe unveils plan to roll out Connect routers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Central Europe, which operates in Switzerland and Austria, is to provide 300,000 new Connect routers free of charge to customers across both countries. UPC is to deliver the new Connect boxes to existing customers as part of an ongoing upgrade programme. The 300,000 devices are expected to be installed by […]

UPC Cablecom expands range of HD services

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Cablecom is expanding the range of HD channels it makes available in Switzerland. From April 20 the operator will add HD versions of France’s public channels – France 3 HD, France 4 HD and France 5 HD – along with seven other channels. These will include French services W9 HD, […]

UPC Cablecom to up investment in broadband

Liberty Global’s UPC Cablecom has said it is investing over CHF250 million (€230 million) in extending its high-performance network to 250,000 additional premises in Austria and Switzerland over the next five years as part of its ‘Autostrada’ investment programme. Liberty Global is supporting this initiative as part of its extensive new build investment programme. Around […]

Swiss operators in net neutrality move

Swiss telecommunications providers have grouped together to adopt a strong pro-net neutrality code of conduct. The country’s leading providers – Salt Mobile, Sunrise Telecommunications, Swisscom and UPC Cablecom – along with communications networks trade association Suissedigital, have amended their code of practice to guarantee customers the right to  use any online content, service or application […]

Virgin Media, Ziggo make gains in Netflix ISP speed ranking

Virgin Media in Ireland and Ziggo in the Netherlands were among the service providers to make speed gains in Netflix’s February ISP Speed Index. In Ireland, Virgin Media climbed three spots and overtook BT Ireland, Vodafone and Digiweb in the rankings to take third place with average speeds of 3.00 Mbps – up from 2.46 […]

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit to drop Cablecom brand

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit is to abandon its Cablecom brand and adopt a unified brand positioning with Austrian sister unit as UPC. The Swiss and Austrian companies, which were merged into a single organization a year and a half ago, will now operate exclusively under the UPC brand. Both companies will adopt the iridescent flower […]

UPC Cablecom launches new WiFi modem, ups internet speeds

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is launching a new WiFi-enabled modem – the Connect Box – and upgrading its internet speeds throughout its footprint. According to the operator, the Connect Box can process data at over 500Mbps and includes automatic WiFi optimisation, selecting the best possible frequency channel at any given time. The […]

UPC Cablecom teams up with Swiss Post to boost mobile sales

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Cablecom has teamed up with Swiss Post to sell its products in 1,600 post offices across Switzerland. The deal enables UPC Cablecom to distribute its products and services via outlets outside its own network area for the first time, with an emphasis on mobile sales. As an introductory offer, every […]

UPC Cablecom extends catch-up service, fast internet

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has extended its Replay catch-up TV service on its Horizon advanced TV service to seven days and has launched a 500Mbps internet service across its network.  The company has updated the Horizon service, integrating Replay into the TV guide and allowing users to havigate forwards and backwards via […]

UPC Cablecom expands MyPrime with new content

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is expanding its MyPrime premium subscription VoD service with content from Constantin Film. The operartor is also making MyPrime available to new subscribers for a trial price of CHF9.95 (€9.34) for 30 days. The Constantin Film deal means that MyPrime in Switzerland will include titles such as Lost […]

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