sales decreased in the first quarter by 3.7 per cent to 315,1 million Swiss francs, such as UPC, announced on Tuesday in a Communiqué. This is an improvement compared to the previous quarters, wrote UPC Director Severina Pascu. In the fourth quarter, the revenue was shrunk to 5.1 percent in the third quarter to 6.3 percent.

the reason for the re-divers of intense competition, wrote to UPC. After all, the development of the first quarter of 2019 to confirm that the Trend is going in the right direction. The investment would pay off and take up the measures began.

half a year Ago, UPC has launched a turn-around program. So a new TV platform was introduced, and the tip speed of 500 to 600 megabits per second (Mbit/s) increases.

In the course of the year will be achieved up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbit/s). In addition, the UPC moved to the beginning of the year on the Swisscom mobile network, after the cable network had used operator, yet the power of Salt for its own mobile offering.

And so could reduce the UPC, and the bloodletting in its core business: Namely, the Liberty Global subsidiary, has lost in the first quarter, again, 23’000 TV subscribers. However, significantly less than in the previous quarter (-32’000). By the end of March you have delivered 107’000 new TV boxes. These are extremely popular that customer satisfaction is very high.

Positive, the mobile communications developed, where UPC 13’won, 000 new customers. It was a new quarterly record. The new mobile subscriptions were very much in demand, wrote to UPC. However, the division is 159’000 customer is still very small.

the situation, however, the Internet and telephony. Here are the UPC has lost more customers than in the final quarter of 2018. The Internet lost UPC 14’000 subscribers, in the fixed-line telephony it had 6’000. Three months earlier, the Minus the Internet 12’000 and in the telephony 5’000 clients.

Up we went, however, in the small business customer segment. This could increase sales compared to the prior-year quarter, to 5.4 percent. We have extended the cooperation with well-known companies such as health insurers, Assura, to the Jura cantonal Bank, Pro Infirmis, or Lidl, or extended.

In the framework of the growth plan, investing in the digitalisation and simplification of processes and systems. From January to March, and have created over 50 new jobs, the development of appropriate measures to ensure.

at the end of February, Sunrise had announced that UPC Switzerland for 6.3 billion Swiss francs. The competition authorities have to approve the Deal. Also, the approval of the Sunrise stockholders is still necessary, because the group intends to Finance the purchase with a capital increase of 4.1 billion Swiss francs.

This thing is not yet home and dry. Sunrise-a large shareholder in Freenet had the last clear in his criticism of the embodiment of the deal.

The German group, with a share of 24.5 per cent, by far the largest owner. In the capital increase does not want to participate in Freenet. “We would have to eat a billion pockets, and we don’t have”, companies told-in-chief Christoph Vilanek recently.

in Addition, Freenet would have invested with a market capitalisation of 2.5 billion euros, then about 1.8 billion Swiss francs in Sunrise. “We will not do this, and that we could not at all,” said the Manager. The share of Sunrise is expected to decrease in the planned capital increase, according to the calculations of Freenet to 6 to 9 percent.

Freenet is still need time to decide for the approval or rejection of the transaction. Before making a decision Freenet wool wait and see how the business is at Sunrise and UPC develop, whether the competition authorities requirements and where the course of Sunrise hinbewege, had said Vilanek. (SDA)