UPC Ireland surpasses 1m TV, broadband and phone subscriber milestone

14 Feb 2014

UPC Ireland CEO Magnus Ternsjo

Cable TV and broadband player UPC Ireland reported 7pc year-on-year growth in its latest fourth-quarter results, reaching more than 1m TV, broadband and phone customers at the end of 2013.

During the fourth quarter, UPC Ireland added a further 19,700 subscriptions for its fibre-powered broadband, TV and phone services across its home and business divisions. 

Compared to the same quarter a year ago, total subscriptions increased by 7pc or 71,000 to a record level of 1,059,700.

The company said it now has 338,300 broadband subscribers, up 11pc, some 293,500 phone customers, up 23pc on last year, and 338,300 digital TV customers.


“These are strong results which highlight the progress and momentum we have achieved in meeting customer needs,” CEO Magnus Ternsjo said.

“This is underpinned by the support of a great workforce, the power of UPC’s fibre network offering the best digital services in the market and our continuing focus on operational excellence. 

“Our optimism and confidence for the future is demonstrated by our investments in delivering new and innovative products and services, including our revolutionary new Horizon TV, 120Mbps home broadband as standard and 500Mbps business broadband to meet the needs of industry, from SMEs to larger enterprises.

“The high-performance capacity of our fibre-power network is driving double-digit growth for our superfast broadband and voice services. (The year) 2014 already looks promising with Horizon TV subscribers now reaching over 50,000 and growing,” Ternsjo added.

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