TeliaSonera adds 59k IPTV subscribers in 4Q09

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 
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TeliaSonera AB (Stockholm: TLSN) has released its report for the period January-December 2009.

Broadband Services

The number of subscriptions for broadband access rose to 2,348,000, an increase of 64,000 from the end of 2008, but a decrease of 3,000 in the quarter.

The total number of TV subscriptions rose by 141,000 from the end of 2008 to 798,000, of which 620,000 were IPTV subscriptions. About 26 percent of TeliaSonera’s broadband customers also subscribe to the IPTV services. The total number of IPTV subscriptions increased by 59,000 during the quarter, of which 29,000 in Sweden.

Other operations

Net sales in the cable TV company Telia Stofa was SEK 371 million (373). In local currency, net sales decreased 2.0 percent. The number of subscriptions for broadband access decreased by 3,000 from the end of 2008 to 147,000, while the number of subscriptions for cable TV increased by 8,000 to 218,000.

TeliaSonera TV subscriptions (‘000):

                       Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1    Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1
                     2009  2009  2009  2009  2008  2008  2008  2008
                     ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
Sweden (Telia)
  IPTV                396   367   350   333   324   320   320   318
Finland (Sonera)
  Cable TV            175   175   175   175   176   176   176   177
  IPTV                  1     -     -     -     -     -     -     -
Norway (NexGenTel)
  IPTV                  5     5     5    10    10    10     8     4
Denmark (Telia)
  IPTV                  5     3     3     2     1     1     -     -
Lithuania (TEO LT)
  IPTV                103    92    86    81    67    48    35    25
Estonia (Elion)
  Cable TV              3     3     4     4     4     4     4     4
  IPTV                110    94    88    83    75    71    64    60
                     ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
TOTAL                 798   739   711   688   657   630   607   588

TV subscriptions – Others (‘000):

                       Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1    Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1
                     2009  2009  2009  2009  2008  2008  2008  2008
                     ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
Latvia (Lattelecom)
  IPTV                 39    32    29    24    17    10     7     6
Denmark (Stofa)
  Cable TV            218   216   211   211   210   209   209   209

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