Orange passes 6 million pay TV customer mark in 1Q 2013

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 
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PARIS — France Telecom-Orange (NYSE:FTE) has released results for the first quarter of 2013.

France

The fixed broadband customer base rose 2.7% year on year to 9.934 million subscribers at 31 March 2013. Within this figure, optical fibre showed accelerated growth with 206,000 subscribers. The fixed broadband net additions market share was estimated at 15.7% for the first quarter of 2013 as a whole, with significant improvement in March related to the marketing of the Livebox Play. Digital TV grew 14.3% year on year to 5.208 million customers at 31 March 2013.

Poland

Fixed broadband revenues rose 9.3%, led by the increase in ARPU with the growth of multiplay offers. The number of VoIP customers grew sharply in one year, rising 89.5% to 440,000 customers at 31 March 2013, while the number of digital TV customers rose 5.4% to 699,000 customers at 31 March 2013. At the same time, the number of fixed broadband customers remained stable over the year, with 2.333 million customers at 31 March 2013.

IPTV and TVoSAT subscribers:

                              1Q12   2Q12   3Q12   4Q12   1Q13
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France (IPTV and satellite)  4,555  4,703  4,882  5,067  5,208
Spain (IPTV)                    68     68     69     71     68
Poland (IPTV and satellite)    663    677    695    706    699
Others                          63     58     59     64     68
                             -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
All (IPTV and satellite)     5,349  5,506  5,705  5,908  6,043