UPC sees rising number of Internet customers




In the last quarter, the number of Internet customers UPC quite seen rising, with nearly 17,000 new Internet customers. The total number of customers fell, but that was mainly due to a decrease in the number of analogue TV viewers; something the cable companies have endured times.

UPC logo UPC now has nearly 1.1 million Internet customers, a total of 1.6 million customers. That shows the quarterly figures of the cable company. According to UPC, the increase in the number of Internet customers the largest increase in two years. In addition, the company has 1.1 million digital TV viewers, as well as approximately 990,000 VoIP users. The total number of subscriptions to the telecom provider is thus amounts to 3.7 million; 7200 subscriptions over the previous quarter.

The total number of UPC customers increased by approximately 16,000 off. This is mainly because the cable company 22,500 analog TV viewers lost. That is a problem where Ziggo is facing: analog TV viewers swap their old TV subscription, but opt ​​for a replacement contract with a different provider. At present, UPC still about half a million subscribers with analog TVs.

Earlier this year it was announced that the parent company of UPC, Liberty Global, Ziggo competitor wants to take over. Despite the fact that the European authorities probably want to do further research on the acquisition of the cable company expects the acquisition to be completed. Still in the second half of 2014 According to Reuters, is the EU’s concerns about competition in the Dutch cable market, in spite of UPC and Ziggo not compete directly with each other.

Furthermore, UPC argues that the deployment of WiFi Spots, which UPC customers can access the Internet through the routers of other customers, nearing completion; There are over 500,000 hotspots available. The figures also show that the UPC company during the quarter had a revenue of $ 318 million; slightly more than $ 315 million a year earlier. That translates into 228.3 million.

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