Monday 23 April 2018

UPC sees jump in user figures Tokyo flight is forced to land

Broadband and cable TV provider UPC Ireland has increased its high-speed internet customer base to 160,000 at the end of the first quarter from 120,000 the previous quarter.

It reported operating income that increased 28pc to €162m in the first quarter from €126.7m for the same quarter in 2009.

UPC's cable and MMDS services now pass more than 873,700 homes, out of which 605,100 are two-way. Out of this marketplace, 728,500 homes and premises count as revenue-generating units.

"We have increased the number of services we provide to our customers by 53,000 over the past 12 months, demonstrating the benefits of our investment programme," said CEO Robert Dunn.

Tokyo flight is forced to land

A hydraulic problem forced a Tokyo-bound Continental Airlines plane to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman said Flight 9 landed safely about an hour after it left Newark.

Houston-based Continental Airlines said 291 people were on board. No injuries were reported. The Boeing 777 was not damaged.

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