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UPC gets 11pc boost

BROADBAND and TV provider UPC said that subscriber numbers have risen by 11pc within the year to almost 827,000 in the last quarter.

The company, which is aggressively competing with rivals including Eircom, has almost 225,000 broadband customers.

This is up 32pc on the corresponding period last year. The number of subscribers to its telephony service rose 56pc to 121,200, while subscriptions to its digital TV service were 5pc higher at 384,600.