UPC Poland


Iliad sees strong growth, boosted by Italy

French and international service provider Iliad Group has recorded strong second-quarter growth in its French and international markets, with notable growth in Italy. Despite what it described as an “extremely competitive context” in Italy, Iliad added 68,000 customers to its recently-launched fixed offering, as well as 257,000 mobile customers. In its core domestic French market, […]

Iliad’s Play to fold UPC network into new JV with plan to build out to 6m homes

Iliad Telecom-owned Polish mobile operator Play is to fold the fixed-line HFC and fibre infrastructure of UPC Poland, the cable operator it acquired from Liberty Global, into a new joint venture with private equity outfit InfraVia Capital Partners. Subject to regulatory approval, InfraVia will spend PLN1.775 billion to take a 50% stake in a new […]

New management line-up for Iliad Telecom-owned UPC Poland

Polish cable operator UPC Polska has a new management team following the completion of its acquisition by Iliad Telecom-owned Play from Liberty Global. Led by Jean-Marc Harion as president, the new management board includes Beata Zborowska as financial director and Michał Ziółkowski as technical director. Other members include: Mikkel Noesgaard, marketing director; Piotr Kuriata, director for […]

Iliad’s Play completes acquisition of UPC Poland from Liberty Global

French telco Iliad has completed the acquisition of UPC Poland from Liberty Global. The acquisition, which takes place via Iliad’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play, “represents Iliad’s next step in the Polish telecoms,” iliad said. UPC Poland and Play combined together makes Iliad the second largest telco in the Polish market. For Liberty Global, the US$1.7 […]

Iliad Telecom sees growth across all markets

Iliad Telecom, the French-based service provider owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, saw strong growth across its domestic and international businesses last year. The group grew its overall subscriber base by 2.03 million, including 1.7 million mobile and 345,000 fixed-line customers. In France, where Iliad operates under the Free brand, the subscriber base grew by 439,000, […]

EC approves UPC Poland sale to Xavier Niel’s Play

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Liberty Global’s Polish operation, UPC Polska, by mobile giant Play, owned by French media tycoon Xavier Niel. UPC said that the acquisition, which it now expects to complete on April 1, will enable the creation of a national champion in the market for digital convergent services. The […]

Xavier Niel’s Iliad to acquire UPC Poland from Liberty Global

Liberty Global has reached a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its operations in Poland to iliad Group’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play. The deal, which will see Liberty Global complete its exit from central and eastern Europe and marks a major expansion for Xavier Niel’s Iliad in the country, values its Polish assets at PLN7 […]

Liberty Global partners with Plume for intelligent WiFi rollout in Netherlands and Poland

Liberty Global has rolled out an ‘intelligent WiFi’ update to its Connect box routers in three million homes in the Netherlands and Poland in the form of a ‘free upgrade’. The company says that the upgrade will provide its customers with faster and more stagble connections for devices. The cable giant has partnered with intelligent […]

Viaplay launches in Poland as NENT secures UPC distribution deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has launched its streaming service Viaplay in Poland. The launch comes as a part of a major international push for Viaplay that was laid out by CEO Anders Jensen in late 2020. The streamer is priced at priced at PLN34 (€7.55) per month, and has a wide range of content […]

Insight TV launches on UPC Poland

Liberty Global-owned operator UPC Poland has followed up the recent launch of its ‘greenest-ever set top box’ by announcing a distribution deal with 4K UHD linear and digital channel provider Insight TV. Insight TV is now available to UPC subscribers and is fully localised for the Polish market. It is available on the new 4K […]

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