Swisscom's Bluewin TV subscribers up 117% Y-o-Y

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 
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BERNE — During the first quarter of 2009, Swisscom’s (Swiss: SCMN) net revenue dropped slightly by 0.6% to CHF 2916 million and operating income (EBITDA) fell 2.3% to CHF 1134 million.

Growth in broadband access lines and Bluewin TV remains strong

Compared to the previous year, the number of broadband access lines in Switzerland rose by 128,000 or 7.7% to 1.78 million; at the same time the number of unbundled fixed network lines rose to 57,000.

The Bluewin TV customer base more than doubled compared to the previous year to finish with 139,000 customers at the end of the first quarter of 2009. The simplified installation introduced last year was a huge success: Around 90% of new customers activate Bluewin TV without the help of a Swisscom technician.

Customers (thousands):

              31.3.2008  31.3.2009  Change
              ---------  ---------  ------
Bluewin TV           64        139  117.2%


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