Liberty Global is in talks with Sunrise Communications Group about a potential partnership to combine and expand their businesses in Switzerland, reports Bloomberg with reference to people having knowledge of the matter.
Liberty Global considers strengthening its Swiss cable subsidiary UPC through acquisitions.
Liberty Global is exploring the sale of its cable subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria.
Cable operators face many challenges, but Liberty Global’s Mike Fries names Amazon as the biggest threat to the industry.
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries will join Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge for the US Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ (SCTE) and sister organisation International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) Cable-Tec Expo event in Denver on October 18.
Liberty Global Europe Holding B.V. and Vodafone International Holdings B.V. have completed the transaction to combine their Dutch operations to form a 50:50 joint venture, to be called VodafoneZiggo.
The European Commission’s vision of a “Gigabit Society” by 2025 will require investors in broadband networks to deploy multiple technologies.
Liberty Global’s chief executive Mike Fries said that there will probably be no more JV deals with Vodafone along the lines of the Dutch agreement.
Liberty Global plans the first DOCSIS 3.1 implementations on the cable networks across its European footprint in 2017, CEO Mike Fries told Broadband TV News at the company’s Technology Summit 2016 in Amsterdam.
WATCH VIDEO. Liberty Global has signed an agreement with Netflix that integrates the app into devices in more than 30 countries.