Switzerland’s UPC has added 13,000 new households to its network.
The Liberty Global company has acquired operations from Technische Betriebe Glarus (tb.glarus), Fernsehgenossenschaft Kaltbrunn (FGK) and Genossenschaft Antennenanlage Weggis-Vitznau-Gersau (GAWVG).
Technische Betriebe Glarus was convinced the sale of its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable network to UPC was in the best interests of their customers. “The aim is to ensure that the communications infrastructure continues to meet the challenges and demands of digitalisation. UPC is ideally equipped for future digital trends and can also perfectly meet future customer needs,” says Martin Zopfi-Glarner, Managing Director, tb.glarus.
UPC’s product range includes broadband speeds of 1 Gbps, the multiscreen UPC TV and mobile telephony.
“These three acquisitions allow us to strengthen our presence as an infrastructure provider. In addition, we are pleased to be able to provide our innovative products and services to the residents at these locations, based on a future-proof infrastructure,” said Christophe Millet, Head of Partner Networks, UPC.
Subscribers to the networks previously received UPC services via partner networks.
The transfer took place on January 1, 2021.