Jupiter Telecommunications Announces January 2008 Subscriber FiguresTuesday, February 19th, 2008
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 January 31, 2008 served by J:COM’s 20(*1) managed franchises reached approximately 2.81 million, up 175,100, or 6.7% since January 31, 2007. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached 4.95 million, up 415,000 or 9.1% since January 31, 2007. The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) increased to 1.77 as of January 31, 2008 from 1.73 since January 31, 2007. The cable television digital migration rate as of January 31, 2008 increased to 68% from 52% as of January 31, 2007.
Details are provided in the table below:
Results for J:COM’s consolidated subsidiaries are noted below:
Total consolidated subsidiaries: 19 franchises; 41 systems:
*1 The figure includes Kyoto Cable Communications Co., Ltd. (KCC), which became a managed franchise at the end of November 2007 and a consolidated subsidiary on January 31, 2008. In addition, on January 1, 2008, we merged three of our franchises: J:COM Kansai, Cable West Inc. and Hokusetsu Cable Net to form J:COM West. As the result, the total managed franchises became 20 franchises and 42 systems. KCC had 25,600 subscribing households, 30,400 RGU total, 20,300 cable television RGU’s, of which 11,200 are digital RGU’s, and 10,100 high-speed Internet access RGU’s (as of January 31, 2008), which are included in both tables below.