TeliaSonera adds 29k IPTV subscribers in 3Q09

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 
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TeliaSonera AB (Stockholm: TLSN) has released its interim report for the period January-September 2009.

Broadband Services

The number of subscriptions for broadband access rose to 2,351,000, an increase of 96,000 from the third quarter of 2008 and an increase of 63,000 during the quarter.

The total number of TV subscriptions rose by 109,000 from the third quarter of 2008 to 739,000, of which 561,000 were IPTV subscriptions. More than 20 percent of TeliaSonera’s broadband customers also subscribe to the IPTV services. The total number of IPTV subscriptions increased by 29,000 during the quarter, of which 17,000 in Sweden.

Other operations

Net sales in the cable TV company Stofa increased 31.1 percent to SEK 400 million (305). In local currency, net sales grew 18.5 percent. The number of subscriptions for broadband access decreased by 3,000 from the third quarter of 2008 to 147,000, while the number of subscriptions for cable TV increased by 7,000 to 216,000.

TeliaSonera TV subscriptions (‘000):

                       Q3    Q2    Q1    Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1
                     2009  2009  2009  2008  2008  2008  2008
                     ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
Sweden (Telia)
  IPTV                367   350   333   324   320   320   318
Finland (Sonera)
  Cable TV            175   175   175   176   176   176   177
Norway (NexGenTel)
  IPTV                  5     5    10    10    10     8     4
Denmark (Telia)
  IPTV                  3     3     2     1     1     -     -
Lithuania (TEO LT)
  IPTV                 92    86    81    67    48    35    25
Estonia (Elion)
  Cable TV              3     4     4     4     4     4     4
  IPTV                 94    88    83    75    71    64    60
                     ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
TOTAL                 739   711   688   657   630   607   588

TV subscriptions – Others (‘000):

                       Q3    Q2    Q1    Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1
                     2009  2009  2009  2008  2008  2008  2008
                     ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
Latvia (Lattelecom)
  IPTV                 32    29    24    17    10     7     6
Denmark (Stofa)
  Cable TV            216   211   211   210   209   209   209

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