Jupiter Telecommunications Announces July 2008 Subscriber Figures

Friday, August 15th, 2008 
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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 July 31, 2008 served by J:COM’s 19 managed franchises reached approximately 2.89 million, up 179,600, or 6.6% since July 31, 2007. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached 5.15 million, up 427,300 or 9.0% since July 31, 2007. The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) increased to 1.79 as of July 31, 2008 from 1.75 since July 31, 2007. The cable television digital migration rate as of July 31, 2008 increased to 74% from 60% as of July 31, 2007.

* Since January 2008, J:COM subscriber figures include subscribers of Kyoto Cable Communications Co., Ltd., which was moved onto the J:COM subscriber management system in July 2008. The impact of the integration in July resulted in an increase of 300 cable television and a decrease of 100 high-speed Internet access services subscribing households as compared to the previous method.

Details are provided in the table below:

Year-Over-Year Subscribing Household Comparisons: (Rounded to the nearest hundred)
Total managed franchises: 19 franchises; 42 systems:

                                       Revenue Generating Units
                                  ----------------------------------
                                              High-Speed                              Total
                                       Cable    Internet                        Subscribing
                                  Television      Access  Telephony  RGU Total   Households
                                  ----------  ----------  ---------  ---------  -----------
As of July 31, 2008                2,338,200   1,333,500  1,480,200  5,151,900    2,885,200
                        Digital:   1,722,600
As of July 31, 2007                2,231,600   1,208,100  1,284,900  4,724,600    2,705,600
Net year-over-year increase          106,600     125,400    195,300    427,300      179,600
Net increase as percentage              4.8%       10.4%      15.2%       9.0%         6.6%

Results for J:COM’s consolidated subsidiaries are noted below:
Total consolidated subsidiaries: 18 franchises; 41 systems:

                                       Revenue Generating Units
                                  ----------------------------------
                                              High-Speed                              Total
                                       Cable    Internet                        Subscribing
                                  Television      Access  Telephony  RGU Total   Households
                                  ----------  ----------  ---------  ---------  -----------
As of July 31, 2008                2,252,100   1,289,300  1,420,100  4,961,500    2,771,000
                        Digital:   1,664,200
As of July 31, 2007                2,145,200   1,165,900  1,228,600  4,539,700    2,594,000
Net year-over-year increase          106,900     123,400    191,500    421,800      177,000
Net increase as percentage              5.0%       10.6%      15.6%       9.3%         6.8%