Poland’s second largest cable operator Vectra has acquired analogue cable networks in the city of Bydgoszcz and five nearby locations from the alternative telco Netia.
The Polish cable operator Aster has announced price rises that will come into effect on January 1. It has also said its offer will be boosted by the addition of a number of new channels from December 31.
The Polish incumbent telco was officially ruled itself out of the race to buy Aster, the country’s fourth largest cable operator.
The Polish cable operator Aster had better than expected results last year, posting a net profit of PLN2.8 million (€708,180), as opposed to a net loss of PLN94.04 million in 2008.
Interest in the upcoming sale of Poland’s fourth largest cable operator Aster by Mid Europa Partners (MEP) is growing rapidly.
The sale of Poland’s fourth largest cable operator Aster, which has a presence in three cities including the capital, Warsaw, is drawing closer.
The start of a period of consolidation amongst Poland’s largest cable operators could be about to get under way, with Aster apparently the main take-over target.
The Polish cable operator Aster has acquired Mediatel 4B, a telco that provides services to the business sector.
The Polish cable operator Aster plans to invest around PLN100 million (€24.39 million) this year, according to its VP Joanna Pasynkiewicz.
The long-awaited consolidation among Poland’s largest cable operators may soon be about to get underway, with Aster being acquired by Vectra. Should a sale be concluded, it would create the largest player in the Polish industry, pushing UPC into second place.