Thursday, October 30, 2008

France Telecom Adds 211K IPTV Subscribers

France Telecom added 211,000 IPTV subscribers across all of its operations in Europe giving it a total of 1.748 million at the end of the quarter. Its increases by operation are:
  • Orange in France added 144,000 IPTV and satellite subscribers giving it a total of 1.533 million.
  • France Telecom added 3,000 IPTV subscribers in Poland, giving it a total of 57,000.
  • The company lost 6,000 subscribers in Spain, giving it a total of 86,000.
France added 70,000 subscribers to the satellite service that it introduced in July 2008 in addition to the numbers above.

In France, the company passed and additional 153,648 subscribers with its fiber network and added 2,689 subscribers in 3Q08. This gave the company 498,161 homes passed and 16,975 subscribers at the end of the quarter.

France Telecom is continuing to add subscribers at a steady rate in France. The rate of growth is declining in Poland and France Telecom lost customers in Spain during the quarter.

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