UPC: Internet with 200Mbit / s from April available to everyone




From April each UPC customers can purchase a web speed of 200Mbit / s. That UPC has announced the presentation of its annual results for 2013. UPC got there in 2013 40.000 Internet customers, but lost many analog TV viewers.

UPC logo From April each UPC customer has the choice to accept a connection from 200Mbit / s, the cable company. This subscription is available now everywhere, because the network is not ready at all places.

Last year, provided the cable company for the first subscriptions 200Mbit / s, which also have an upload speed of 10Mbit / s. Ultimately want the cable company to a speed of 500Mbit / s. Meanwhile, 25 percent of the UPC customers have a subscription with a speed of 120Mbit / s or more.

In addition, UPC is working on the launch of the Horizon App for Android, will soon be ready. The app was already there for iOS. With the Horizon app customers from their phone or tablet watch TV, even if they do not have a set-top box Horizon feature. Several customers test the app, which turns out to sit still full of bugs.

Late last year had UPC in the Netherlands 1.068 million Internet customers, where a year ago 1.025 million were , an increase of 43,000 customers. In the fourth quarter alone, there were 14,500 customers, evidenced by the cijfes. The total number of UPC customers decreased from 1.7 million to 1.6 million, the decrease was slightly less precise than 100,000 customers.

The sharply lower number of customers is mainly due to a decrease in the number of analog TV viewers to 524,000 from 652,000, something that plays at Ziggo. The number of digital TV viewers took just increased by 30,000 to 1.1 million. Of these, 210,000 watching from the Horizon service, 10,000 more than the previous quarter. The total number of subscriptions added together – Internet, telephony and television – was almost unchanged at 3.6 million.

UPC, Ziggo, the parent company wants to take over, turned in the last year a turnover of 935.5 million euros, slightly less than the 955.6 million euros a year earlier. UPC is that the “continued competitive pressure.” The operating profit increased and amounted to 139.2 million euros, up 5 percent from a year earlier.

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