UPC Cablecom

Liberty Global gives Salaets Austria and Switzerland role

UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom, the new combined organization for Liberty Global’s networks in Austria and Switzerland, has appointed Benny Salaets as VP of strategy and business development.  Salaets, who previously worked for Belgian operator Telenet in a number of product management and business development roles, will take up his new post within the Liberty […]

Liberty Global to reduce Swiss-Austrian headcount

Liberty Global’s Swiss and Austrian units are to reduce their staff headcount by up to 250 between now and 2018 as they consolidate their operations into a single structure.  According to the company, the reduction will predominantly affect UPC Cablecom in Switzerland and apply across the business. The numbers could be lower if growth is […]

UPC Cablecom acquires Uznach fibre network

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired the local fibre network in the St Gallen municipality of Uznach. The network, which was previously owned by the Uznachcable cooperative will pass to UPC Cablecom’s control as of January 1. UPC Cablecom already cooperates with Uznachcable. The deal means that Uznach residents will be able […]

UPC Cablecom brings forward triple-play offering

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has brought forward plans to promote a new Horizon Go-enabled multiscreen triple-play offering across its footprint. The operator had originally planned to launch the package in January. The new UPC Cablecom 3-in-1 cable connection includes television, Internet and telephone for use at home or on the go for […]

Cable operators top Netflix Euro-rankings

Netflix has published its second assessment of internet service providers’ performance in Europe since it launched in a batch of countries in September. In France, the rankings showed strong progress by cable provider Numericable and a slight decline in performance by ADSL providers. Numericable’s rollout of high-speed services meant that its October average stood at […]

Swiss operators adopt common code on net neutrality

Swiss service providers Swisscom, Sunrise, UPC Cablecom, Orange and the cable network companies’ association Swisscable have teamed up to adopt a common position on net neutrality. The operators have formulated a code of conduct and are to create a new Ombudsman office that will monitor net neutrality in the country. Principles adopted include that no […]

Liberty Global unifies Swiss and Austrian teams, names customer chief

Liberty Global is creating a unified management team for its Austria and Swiss operations, appointing Frank Zelger to the new post of chief customer officer. The moves follows the appointment in July of UPC Cablecom managing director Eric Tveter as CEO of both the Austrian and Swiss companies. Liberty is now building a transnational management […]

UPC Cablecom acquires three networks

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired 100% control of Komtech Group, holding company of three cable networks in eastern Switzerland.  The move gives UPC Cablecom control of Telekabel Arbon AG, Schefer AG and Grischa Vision AG, collectively serving 23,000 customers in the Oberthurgau, Rorschach and Graubünden regions. UPC Cablecom said that it […]

UPC Cablecom launches SVoD service ahead of Netflix’s arrival

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator, UPC Cablecom, has launched a subscription video-on-demand offering, MyPrime, with content including several thousand classic films, series, children’s programmes and documentaries as well as programming from public broadcaster SRF. The move comes ahead of Netflix’s imminent launch in the country.  MyPrime is available for CHF9.95 (€8.24), or for no additional […]

UPC Cablecom makes triple-play standard

Liberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is to make triple-play standard for all subscribers and is also to include multiscreen TV and its app allowing user to make smartphone calls at fixed network rates with its basic offering.  From the beginning of next year, the cable operator will add a phone connection in all […]