J:COM ends 1Q 2010 with 2,419,400 digital cable subscribers

(2010年3月末 J:COM総加 入世帯数は329万3,200世帯)

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 
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Jupiter Telecommunications Announces March 2010 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 March 31, 2010 served by J:COM’s 23 consolidated franchises reached 3.29 million, up 112,000 or 3.5% since March 31, 2009. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached 6 million, up 330,200 or 5.8% since March 31, 2009. The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) increased to 1.82 as of March 31, 2010 from 1.78 as of March 31, 2009. The cable television digital migration rate as of March 31, 2010 increased to 93% from 82% as of March 31, 2009. *1 *2

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 March 31, 2010      2,599,000        1,603,300  1,801,500  6,003,800    3,293,200
                Digital:  2,419,400
As of March 31, 2009      2,554,700        1,503,800  1,615,100  5,673,600    3,181,200
Net year-over-year
 increase                    44,300           99,500    186,400    330,200      112,000
Net increase
 as percentage                 1.7%             6.6%      11.5%       5.8%         3.5%

*1 Since December 2008, J:COM subscriber figures have included former Mediatti Communications, Inc. (Mediatti) six systems subscribers. J:COM Tojo Co., Ltd. and Yokohama TV Corporation which are Mediatti subsidiary systems were moved onto the J:COM subscriber management system in March 2010. The impact of the integration resulted in decreases of 2,200 cable television subscription, 400 high-speed Internet access subscription and 2,600 RGU total in March.
*2 As a result of unification of RGU counting standards, a part of existing services (non J:COM services) provided by each consolidated system operators were newly added to the number of cable television subscribing households. The impact of the unification resulted in an increase of 2,600 cable television subscription in March, 2010.

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