UPC Broadband

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UPC Broadband
Private company
Industry Communications
Founded as United Philips Cable, Netherlands
Area served
Czech Republic
Key people
Gene M. Musselman (President and Chief Operating Officer)
Products Cable television
Parent Liberty Global
Primary ASN 6830
Traffic Levels 1 Tbps+[1]

UPC Broadband is a pan-European telecommunications company owned by Liberty Global and is active in several European countries providing bundled cable television, internet and telephone services.

UPC was founded in the Netherlands by United International Holdings and Philips, originally as United Philips Cable and later Pan-Europe Communications, before being bought out by Liberty Global. UPC provides internet, phone and television in 10 countries of Europe, and is a major provider in countries like Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. UPC has previously had operations in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden but these business units have been sold off or rebranded to other Liberty Global subsidiaries.

Key Facts:

  • Subsidiary of Liberty Global
  • Cable operations in 10 countries
  • Largest Pan-European cable operator
  • 22.8 million homes passed
  • 20.5 million RGU's
  • 13.4 million customers

In 2005, Liberty Global Europe bought the Romanian communications company Astral Telecom for $420 million, the Swiss communications company Cablecom for CHF2.8 billion, and the Slovenian communications company UPC Telemach for EUR71 million. In 2007 UPC Telemach also bought 66.7% of Ljubljanski kabel[2] (major competition in Ljubljana) and grew its market share to 40% in Slovenia.

Previously, some of Liberty Global's European operations were part of Chello, until they were merged into UPC Broadband.

Companies in the UPC unit:


  1. ^ "PeeringDB". 
  2. ^ "UPC Telemach buys Ljubljanski kabel". Telecompaper. 11 June 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

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