UPC Netherlands is the 2nd largest cable television operator in the Netherlands. UPC Netherlands provides digital & analog cable video, broadband internet, and digital telephony (VoIP) services to 3.7 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.7 million customers as of December 31, 2012.
UPC Netherland’s customers are located across six broad regional clusters, including the two largest cities, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Almost all of its networks are upgraded to two-way capability, and almost all of its cable homes are served by a network with a bandwidth of at least 860 MHz.
UPC Netherlands also offers a range of video, voice, broadband internet, and data services to business customers, largely in its metropolitan regions.
Additionally, Liberty Global’s European headquarters and European distribution center, the Digital Media Center, are located in Amsterdam.
RGUs: 3.7 million2
UPC Netherlands provides digital and analog cable video services. For its digital cable subscribers, UPC Netherland offers different packages starting with a basic package that includes 69 video channels and several digital radio channels (including the channels in its analog service). In addition, UPC Netherlands offers its customers a variety of premium channels, HD programming, interactive services such as VoD and 'catch-up' TV, an electronic programming guide, as well as DVR time-shifting capability. An analog basic cable subscriber receives 32 video channels and several radio channels, depending on location.
Digital Cable penetration3
UPC Netherlands offers multiple tiers of broadband internet service. Download speeds of up to 120 Mbps are available with UPC Fiber Power, its next-generation broadband internet service utilizing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. UPC Netherlands was one of the first companies in Europe to offer next-generation internet service, which is available to almost all of its homes passed.
UPC Netherlands provides fixed-line voice with feature-rich digital telephony via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Its VoIP services are available to all of its homes passed. UPC Netherlands also offers mobile voice services as a mobile virtual network operator.
1 Revenue is presented for the year ended December 31, 2012.
2 RGUs as of December 31, 2012.
3 Digital Cable penetration is calculated by dividing our digital cable subscribers by the sum of our analog cable and digital cable subscribers. As of period end.
4 Internet penetration is calculated by dividing our internet subscribers by internet homes serviceable. As of period end.
5 Voice penetration is calculated by dividing our voice subscribers by the voice homes serviceable. As of period end.
Information above is presented as of December 31, 2012, unless otherwise stated.