The battle between UPC, Sky and eircom for the TV screens and landlines of the nation shows no sign of abating as UPC Ireland continues to turn in a solid performance with the addition of 9,000 new subscribers to its fibre-powered broadband, TV and phone service in the second quarter of 2013.
Compared to the same quarter a year ago total subscriptions increased by 8% or 76,400 to a record level of 1,021,600.
UPC, Sky and eircom, which is planning its own TV service, are currently locked in a battle to secure new subscribers and the companies have been amongst the most active advertisers in the Irish marketplace since the beginning of 2013.
According to UPC, it now has 265,900 phone customers, which represents a 29% year-on-year growth in subscriptions while it also has 377,400 digital TV subscribers and 321,300 broadband subscribers.
According to Carol Grennan, Chief Financial Officer of UPC Ireland, “The high popularity of our services has delivered another strong quarter where we’re using the sheer power of our network to provide great experiences for our customers, many of whom are also choosing to order more services from us. Our second quarter also marked the creation of over 30 new jobs by UPC in its National Contact Centre in Limerick.
“We continue our broadband leadership with 50Mbps as our standard entry speed. Our fibre power network is also enabling consumers to use increasing numbers of Internet devices at the same time at home. UPC is the only company in Ireland offering 150Mbps access to over 40% of Irish homes and this is also strongly supporting Ireland’s progress in meeting its EU digital agenda targets.”