Rico’s primary competition for video customers is from DTH satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network Corporation. Europe: The company competes with Deutsche Telekom, United Internet AG, Vodafone Germany (a subsidiary of Vodafone) and Telefónica Germany Holding AG (Telefónica Germany). It also faces competition from mobile broadband operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Germany and Telefónica Germany. Telenet’s primary competitor is the DSL service provider Belgacom and other DSL service providers. In the Netherlands, the company faces competition from KPN and Tele2 Netherlands Holding NV. In Switzerland, Swisscom is the company’s primary competitor. It also competes with Sunrise Communications AG. UPC Austria’s competitor with respect to broadband Internet services is the incumbent telecommunications company, Telekom Austria. Outside of mobile Internet, UPC Ireland’s most significant competitor is the fixed-line incumbent, Eircom Limited. In Poland, the company’s principal competitors are Orange Poland and Vectra SA. In Hungary, the primary competitors are the incumbent telecommunications company, Magyar Telekom and Digi TV. Latin America: In Chile, VTR GlobalCom faces competition primarily from non-cable-based Internet service providers such as Movistar and Claro. Europe: The company also competes with other telecommunications companies that provide fixed-line telephony services, such TalkTalk Telecom Group plc and BSkyB. Latin America: In Chile, VTR GlobalCom faces competition from the incumbent telecommunications operator, Movistar, and other telecommunications operators. It also competes with VTR Wireless, Móvil Falabella, Virgin Mobile Chile and GTD—Manquehue. Regulations Chile: VTR GlobalCom is subject to regulation and enforcement by various governmental entities in Chile including the Chilean Antitrust Authority, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (the Ministry) through the Chilean Undersecretary of Telecommunications (SubTel), the National Television Council (CNTV) and Chile’s national consumer service (Sernac). Significant Events In July 2014, Discovery Communications Inc. and Liberty Global Inc. announced that they had agreed to set up a 50/50 joint venture to buy All3Media for an enterprise value of GBP 550 million. History Liberty Global plc was founded in 2004.
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