The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media
UPC confirms plans to become Virgin Media in Ireland
Friday 28th August, 2015 - UPC Ireland, the leading provider of digital TV, superfast broadband and phone services in Ireland, will move to the Virgin Media brand as a platform for further growth and continued delivery of great customer experiences, the Company confirmed today.
Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC Ireland, said:
“Introducing the Virgin Media brand to Ireland is a big investment in our business and our future. In almost every corner of the world, the Virgin brand is famous for its entrepreneurial spirit in delivering more for customers, which is exactly what we’re going to do by building even further on all our innovation and achievements to date.”
Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Everyone at Liberty Global is immensely proud of what the team at UPC Ireland has achieved, particularly the significant growth the business has delivered. Now, it’s a time for a step-change. We have some exciting plans in the pipeline to step up competition for consumers which we will announce in due course.”
Richard Branson said:
"We are delighted to bring the Virgin Media brand to Ireland. We are proud of the way it has revolutionised the UK market, improving customer service, increasing speeds and bringing more choice to our customers. Building on the strong platform in Ireland, I know we will do great things together with Liberty Global and shake up the Irish market even further."
Stepping up competition in Ireland
Launching the Virgin Media brand in Ireland will help the Company make further progress to meet the unique needs of its customers. As UPC, the Company has made a significant investment in its fibre powered next generation network which delivers the most innovative digital entertainment and communications services, including the fastest broadband, in Ireland.
UPC Ireland confirmed that all operations, products and services will move to the new Virgin Media brand with further details to be announced in due course. UPC is owned by Liberty Global. As previously announced, UPC Ireland became part of Liberty Global’s UK subsidiary, Virgin Media, in December 2014. Liberty Global bought Virgin Media UK in 2013.
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.
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