Jupiter Telecommunications Announces December 2012 Subscriber Figures

Friday, January 18th, 2013 
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TOKYO, Japan — Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM, JASDAQ: 4817), the largest multiple system operator (MSO) in Japan based on the number of customers served, has announced that the total subscribing households*1 as of December 31, 2012 served by J:COM’s 16 consolidated subsidiaries*2 reached 3.74 million, up 120,300 or 3.3% from December 31, 2011. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high speed Internet access and telephony services reached approximately 7.58 million, up 468,800 or 6.6% from December 31, 2011. The bundle ratio*3 increased to 2.03 as of December 31, 2012 from 1.96 as of December 31, 2011.

Year-Over-Year Subscribing Household Comparisons:
Total consolidated subsidiaries*2: 16 subsidiaries; 51 systems:
(Rounded to the nearest hundred)

                                            Revenue Generating Units (RGUs)
                             ---------------------------------------------------------
                                         High Speed                              Total
                                  Cable    Internet  Telephony        RGU  Subscribing
                             Television      Access       (*4)      Total   Households
                             ----------  ----------  ---------  ---------  -----------

As of December 31, 2012       3,116,800   1,980,300  2,480,600  7,577,700    3,741,200 
As of December 31, 2011       3,072,500   1,820,000  2,216,400  7,108,900    3,620,900 
Net increase year-over-year      44,300     160,300    264,200    468,800      120,300
Net increase as percentage         1.4%        8.8%      11.9%       6.6%         3.3%

※ J:COM decided to deploy the new definition as the official figure since January 2012. The followings are the changes from the former definition. We continue to disclose the figure under the former definition as a referential figure.

  1. In the light of the industry’s common practice to include the BS digital retransmission subscribers as cable television service subscribers, J:COM includes pay terrestrial digital and BS digital retransmission service subscribers into cable television subscribers.
  2. For service subscriptions under Bulk Plan, the number of subscriptions to cable television and high speed Internet access services and the total subscribing households were calculated using multipliers based on discount rates from listing pricing applied to owners/management associations and residents, respectively. As below, the numbers of cable television, high speed Internet access service subscribers and total subscribing households under the new definition are counted based on the actual number of users. (Telephony subscriber numbers are already counted based on the actual number of users).

*1. Number of households subscribing to one or more of J:COM’s services
*2. Based on U.S. GAAP, J:COM includes subsidiaries, where it owns majority interest, in the consolidated accounts.
(Due to the merger among subsidiaries, there are 11 subsidiaries as of January 1, 2013)
*3. Average number of services received per subscribing household.
*4 The number of telephony service subscribers includes the number of Cable-plus Phone service subscribers offered by YOKOHAMA CABLE VISION Inc.

APPENDIX

The following table shows the number of households based on the former definition.
(Rounded to the nearest hundred)

                                            Revenue Generating Units (RGUs)
                             ---------------------------------------------------------
                                         High Speed                              Total
                                  Cable    Internet                   RGU  Subscribing
                             Television      Access  Telephony      Total   Households
                             ----------  ----------  ---------  ---------  -----------
As of December 31, 2012       2,905,400   1,941,800  2,480,600  7,327,800    3,793,600 
As of December 31, 2011       2,875,400   1,826,200  2,216,400  6,918,000    3,656,500 
Net increase year-over-year      30,000     115,600    264,200    409,800      137,100 
Net increase as percentage         1.0%        6.3%      11.9%       5.9%         3.7%