UPC Ireland enjoys a successful Q3

Total subscribers now reach 1,040,000 up 7% on last year

David Baker
by David Baker on 6th November, 2013

UPC Ireland continued to grow in its third quarter this year and has reported a 7% rise in subscriptions since the same stage of last year.

As a result it means the number of UPC subscribers has reached a record level of 1,040,000, with 70,800 more this year than last.

During Q3, 18,400 subscriptions were added to UPC’s growing network, following the rollout of quicker fibre broadband services and greater variety TV and phone bundles.

The launch of Horizon TV has seen 30,000 new customers join UPC while the company also recently celebrated the opening of its Horizon Customer Experience Centre with Currys PC World in Cork.

Horizon TV aims to bring TV to life and the package – launched in September – has dramatically improved the types of broadband and phone services available to Irish customers.

The introduction of the Setanta Sports Plus Pack can also be linked to the growing number of customers who are turning to UPC for their services.

Digital Cable TV customers using UPC now total 336,700 while broadband accounts for 330,000 customers – a 12% year-on-year increase in broadband subscriptions.

Meanwhile, the number of customers using phone services from the company has increased by 25% year-on-year to 279,100.

Carol Grennan, Chief Financial Officer of UPC Ireland said: “UPC Ireland has delivered another outstanding quarter, led by the continuing strength of our market position in high speed Internet, TV, Phone and business services.

“Through our fibre power network, UPC is enabling and driving digital adoption by homes and businesses across Ireland where the superior performance of our network ensures that our customers are always online, using multiple devices and can access more content than with any other operator.”

UPC’s fibre power broadband reaches 746,000 homes in Ireland and a significant level of investment has gone towards upgrading its network infrastructure this year.

The recent launch of 120Mb broadband speeds as the new-entry level standard and the introduction of “The Basics Collection” provide further options for customers considering UPC.

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