The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable business in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania by Vodafone.
Volker Libovsky has joined Austrian telco Magenta Telekom as a new member of the management board.
Eric Tveter steps down, and Robert Redeleanu is appointed CEO, Eastern Europe from July 1.
Following several months of beta-testing, Dutch cabler VodafoneZiggo has now launched the new cloud-based Mediabox Next, and is dropping the ‘old’ Horizon set-top box, which is called Mediabox XL in the Netherlands.
Swiss competition authority WEKO will examine the planned takeover of Liberty Global’s cable subsidiary UPC by telecommunications company Sunrise in greater detail.
The measures proposed by Vodafone to the EU Commission to obtain approval for the acquisition of Unitymedia miss the point, according to German commercial broadcaster association VAUNET.
German cable operator association FRK rejects the concessions proposed by Vodafone to the European Commission to secure approval of its planned acquisition of Unitymedia from Liberty Global.
German telco Deutsche Telekom unites its Austrian subsidiary T-Mobile Austria with its newly acquired cable operator UPC Austria under the new name Magenta Telekom.
Liberty Global saw the revenue of its continuing operations contract by 0.6% to $2.87 billion in Q1.
Vodafone has offered concessions to gain approval from the European Commission for its planned takeover of Liberty Global’s German cable operator Unitymedia.