The Polish cable operator Aster has legally become part of UPC Polska.
As a result, the latter has strengthened its position as the market leader, claiming around 1.5 million subscribers and reaching 2.5 million households.
According to UPC Polska, the legal integration of Aster is an important step in the complete integration of the two companies, the aim of which is to provide Aster clients the full range of services already offered by UPC Polska, including Fiber Power internet access at up to 150 Mbps.
Although the Aster logo will continue for the time being, UPC Polska’s will gradually replace it during the integration period, which should be completed this year.
Liberty Global completed the acquisition of Aster, from Mid Europa Partners (MEP) last September, nine months after the deal was first announced.
It was only allowed to do so after accepting conditions imposed the competition authority UOKiK.
Prior to its sale, Aster was Poland’s fourth largest cable operator after UPC Polska, Vectra and Multimedia Polska.