UPC adds 9,000 fibre triple play subscribers in Q2 – total subscribers up 8pc

2 Aug 2013

Cable TV and broadband provider UPC added 9,000 subscribers for its fibre-powered broadband, TV and phone services in the second quarter. The company said that total subscriptions increased by 8pc or 76,400 to 1,021,600.

During a quarter that saw the company launch its Horizon TV App and Horizon TV Online services, the company also moved its broadband entry tier from 50Mbps to 150Mbps.

The company also created 30 jobs at its Limerick National Contact Centre.

UPC said that it now has 321,000 broadband customers and that broadband subscriptions were up 13pc year-on-year.

The company now has 265,900 phone customers, up 29pc year on year. Digital TV subscribers are now standing at 377,400 homes.

Delivering digital

“The high popularity of our services has delivered another strong quarter where we’re using the sheer power of our network to provide great experiences for our customers, many of whom are also choosing to order more services from us,” said Carol Grennan, chief financial officer of UPC Ireland. 

“We continue our broadband leadership with 50Mbps as our standard entry speed.  Our fibre power network is also enabling consumers to use increasing numbers of internet devices at the same time at home.

“UPC is the only company in Ireland offering 150Mbps access to over 40pc of Irish homes and this is also strongly supporting Ireland’s progress in meeting its EU digital agenda targets,” Grennan said.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years