UPC Ireland has confirmed plans to introduce a new video-on-demand service and offer subscribers a top broadband speed of 120 Mbps. The move coincides with the replacement of the customer facing brands Chorus and NTL with that of the parent company.
Along with Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland, Ireland emerged as one of the top performers in the 2009 financial results for UBC Broadband, published yesterday (February 25) by Liberty Global.
“So far over €400 million has been invested in our Irish operation to allow more homes and businesses to receive higher speed broadband, high definition television and a phone service from one provider, said UPC Ireland CEO Robert Dunn. “Digital TV subscribers grew by over 10% to end the year at over 349,000 with a very strong take up of our digital + and high definition services from new and existing customers.”
A 50 Mbps broadband service is slated for the autumn, replacing the current 30 Mbps top speed, with a further increase to 120 Mbps planned.