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Thursday, February 05, 2009

German cable operator, Unitymedia posts record broadband and telephony additions

Unitymedia has reported its largest broadband and telephony quarterly net additions. Its new services subscriptions including internet, telephony and digital television, were up 66% year-on-year to 1.6 million at the end of 2008.

The company’s biggest growth was seen in the broadband market, where the number of subscribers increased by 111,000 (thats a 103% jump!). Resulting from the digitalization of the basic cable subscriber base, and the introduction of ‘enhanced pay TV packages, Unitymedia’s digital television customers increased by 37,000 during the 4Q08 to 363,000. Also increased, the telephony subscriptions grew to 363,000 (up by 55,000). Due to price increases, the basic cable subscriptions fell 4.62 million (down by 36,000.

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