OTE Conn-x IPTV at 16k subscribers and RomTelecom DTH at 880k at end-2009

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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ATHENS, Greece — Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA (OTE Group) [ASE: HTO, NYSE: OTE], the Greek full-service telecommunications provider, today announced audited consolidated results (prepared under IFRS) for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2009.

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During the quarter, OTE expanded the availability of its “Conn-x” pay-TV services to a total of 60 urban areas countrywide. As of December 2009, IPTV services had attracted more than 16,000 subscribers.


RomTelecom increased by 4.1% the total number of revenue-generating units compared to 2008 year end (over 4.4 million vs. less than 4.3 million). With a 24.1% increase in the number of xDSL customers compared to the end of 2008, penetration reached 29.5% of all PSTN subscribers and related revenues were up 26%. Similarly, the number of direct-to-home (Dolce) TV subscribers rose 37%, exceeding 880,000, representing PSTN penetration of 32% and generating a 87% increase in related revenues compared to Q4’08.

In 2009, RomTelecom introduced an IPTV platform with interactive Video-on-Demand capability, targeting IP-based triple-play customers (VoIP, High-speed Internet and IPTV). Dolce Interactiv, the new IPTV service launched in 10 cities on December 8, 2009, reinforces RomTelecom’s leading position as a content provider in the Romanian market. Romtelecom is the first company in Romania to offer such a comprehensive IPTV coverage, whose functionalities will be continuously extended in future. In addition, the recently launched very high speed (20-30 Mbps) VDSL Internet service attracted significant interest from customers in the 10 cities where it is offered.

                                    12M'09   12M'08  % Change
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Satellite Television, Connections  884,136  643,185     37.5%

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