Jupiter Telecommunications Announces September 2007 Subscriber FiguresWednesday, October 17th, 2007
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 September 30, 2007 served by J:COM’s 21 managed franchises reached approximately 2.73 million, up 477,500, or 21.2% since September 30, 2006.
The increase is attributed to growth of the subscribing households in existing service areas and the addition of newly consolidated franchises. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached approximately 4.79 million, up 825,700 or 20.8% since September 30, 2006.
The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) including Cable West Inc. remained unchanged at 1.76; however, excluding Cable West Inc., the bundle ratio increased to 1.80 as of September 30, 2007 from 1.76 since September 30, 2006. The cable television digital migration rate as of September 30, 2007 increased to 63% from 47% as of September 30, 2006.