Ziggo loses 47,000 customers after migration TV network




The combination of Ziggo and UPC, which is since last month under the name Ziggo through life, has lost 47,000 customers in the first quarter. Especially in the old Ziggo area, where there was a migration of the television network, many terminations.

Ziggo Of the 47,000 terminations, there were 43,000 site in the area that fell under the merger with UPC, Ziggo, the company said in a statement. In this area customers had their television set again to use cable TV, because Ziggo switched on the TV system of the old UPC. According Ziggo high churn partly by the ‘network harmonization “, is already on the decline, according to the cable operator also due to the strong competition. In the previous quarter lost Ziggo even though customers; when the loss amounted to 26,000 subscribers.

The number of fixed telephony customers fell Ziggo, in 7400, according to the quarterly earnings of parent company Liberty Global. The loss of the TV and telephony customers was offset by an increase of 10,000 Internet customers, bringing the total loss of the number of subscriptions amounted to approximately 47,000. In addition, its 29,000 mobile subscribers who Ziggo there was not counted. Ziggo is a virtual operator on the Vodafone network.

The Dutch branch of the international cable company achieved in the first quarter revenue of $ 707.4 million, representing approximately 630 million euros. A year ago it was 318.1 million euros, but that was before Ziggo was combined with UPC; those numbers had thus relates only to UPC. Liberty Global’s total earned revenues of $ 4.5 billion and a loss of 521.7 million dollars.


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