J:COM ends 2009 with 2,348,400 digital cable subscribers

(2010年01月19æ—¥ 2009年12月末 J:COM総加 入世帯数は327万4,800世帯)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 
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Jupiter Telecommunications Announces December 2009 Subscriber Figures

TOKYO, Japan — Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 4817), the largest multiple system operator (MSO) in Japan based on the number of customers served, has announced that the total subscribing households as of December 31, 2009 served by J:COM’s 23 consolidated franchises reached 3.27 million, up 107,400 or 3.4% since December 31, 2008.

Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached approximately 5.95 million, up 333,000 or 5.9% since December 31, 2008. The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) increased to 1.82 as of December 31, 2009 from 1.77 as of December 31, 2008. The cable television digital migration rate as of December 31, 2009 increased to 90% from 78% as of December 31, 2008.

Year-Over-Year Subscribing Household Comparisons: (Rounded to the nearest hundred)
Total consolidated subsidiaries: 23 franchises; 48 systems:

                                                  Revenue Generating Units
                         -------------------------------------------------        Total
                              Cable       High-Speed                        Subscribing 
                         Television  Internet Access  Telephony  RGU Total   Households
                         ----------  ---------------  ---------  ---------  -----------
As of December 31, 2009   2,598,600        1,584,900  1,763,100  5,946,600    3,274,800
                 Digital: 2,348,400
As of December 31, 2008   2,557,000        1,486,800  1,569,800  5,613,600    3,167,400
Net year-over-year
increase                     41,600           98,100    193,300    333,000      107,400
Net increase
as percentage                  1.6%             6.6%      12.3%       5.9%         3.4%

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