Liberty Global: transforming the world of entertainment

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Global communications leader Liberty Global is building tomorrow’s connections today, transforming the world of entertainment using the power of technology

Liberty Global is a world leader in converged broadband, video, and mobile communications, in addition to being an active investor in cutting-edge infrastructure, content, and technology ventures.

With investments in fibre-based and 5G networks, Liberty Global plays a vital role in society, currently providing over 86 million fixed and mobile connections, as well as rolling out the next generation of products and services, while readying its networks for 10Gbps and beyond.

But as Pieter Vervoort, Liberty Global’s Vice President for Entertainment Products, explains, there is much more to Liberty Global than providing networking solutions to customers.

“Our core mission is to build tomorrow's connections today,” he explains. “We want to bring people together using the power of technology – and especially our network – but also, the services that we deliver to the end-user are then a central piece in those connections.”

An experienced executive professional with 25 years of experience in the technology sector, Vervoort spent 17 years working in consumer electronics before joining the telecoms industry a decade ago with the Dutch telephone services company Ziggo.

“When I joined the group in 2015 – when Liberty Global acquired Ziggo – Liberty Global was very much a traditional cable company,” he comments. “We were active in over 12 markets in Europe,as well as in Latin America. Today, we are focused on going deeper in fewer markets as a fixed mobile converged player with  fully integrated broadband, video, and mobile offers..”

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