UPC’s business continued to grow in the first quarter of 2016. Revenue in Switzerland increased by 1.9 per cent year-on-year, while revenue in Austria increased by 3.9 per cent. The number of customers also increased across both countries as a whole. Mobile experienced particularly strong growth. The large-scale investment programme, Autostrada, got off to a successful start with more than 5,000 newly connected homes.
Eric Tveter, CEO UPC: “We are becoming UPC on May 25th. The UPC brand stands for great service, innovation, and entertainment as well as super fast seamless connectivity. We have set ourselves ambitious goals which our customers can benefit from in the coming quarters. We are actively rolling out the Connect Box, which offers Wi-Fi speeds in excess of 500 Mbit/s, free of charge to a large number of customers. Also, we are starting tests with the new Gigasphere network technology, which will permit surfing speeds of several Gbits per second in the future. And in Austria we are planning the launch of the Horizon TV platform which has a terrific user interface. Lastly, in Switzerland we are putting into motion an opportunity for our customers to be able to enjoy much more live sport at an attractive price than ever before.”