UPC is a leading provider of communication and entertainment in Switzerland and Austria. The company offers over 2 million residential and business customers fast and simple connectivity to the digital world via optical fibre cable – at home and on the go. The subsidiary of British-based Liberty Global generated revenue of CHF 428.4 million in the second quarter of 2017 with more than 2,500 employees from 56 countries.
The roots of UPC lie in the company Rediffusion AG. Rediffusion was active as early as the 1930s in the broadcasting of radio and later also in television. cablecom came into being in the 1990s as a result of the merger between Rediffusion and other cable network operators. It was sold to Liberty Global in 2005 and in 2011 renamed upc cablecom.
More than 2 million households and business customers across Switzerland are served by the company’s own high-performance network based on glass fibre optic technology. Via a permanently installed cable connection in their homes, residential customers in the footprint can obtain from UPC up to 250 digital TV channels, several thousand films on demand and thousands of series, classic films, documentaries and children’s programmes. In addition, UPC offers its customers Internet with maximum bandwidth (500 Mbit/s) and also affordable telephony services. The company also cooperates with partner networks and offers products for business customers.
UPC’s head office is located in Wallisellen. We are represented throughout the whole of Switzerland with further offices, Service Points and our own Shops.
The joint regional organisation for Austria/Switzerland has a total workforce of approximately 2,600 employees. As a responsible employer it endeavours to provide the best conditions of employment for its staff and trains apprentices. With clear ethical guidelines and regulations on, for instance, media protection for young people, UPC also takes into consideration the social demands placed on it as a company that acts sustainably. As an important member of SUISSEDIGITAL, the association of cable network operators, the company is also involved in the political discussion in the telecommunications industry – in the conviction that effective competition and a nationwide expansion of the cable infrastructure is in the interests of society.