BSkyB (Sky) Tops 2.3 Million Broadband Customers
BSkyB (sky.com) has topped 2.3 million broadband customers following the announcement of its most recent quartely results.
The results which date up until 30th September show that that Sky has added over 100,000 new broadband customers in the quarter.
This is still, however, a slight downturn in comparison to the same period last year where the company added 164,000 new customers to its broadband base.
In a statement, BSkyB said: “We are making good progress on improving the returns on our investment in broadband and telephony. Higher penetration of telephony products, combined with a continued focus on cost efficiency, saw operating losses for the quarter almost halve year on year to £19 million”.
The statement continued: “This was despite the costs associated with migrating existing customers from partial to full unbundling. At 30th September we had enabled over 70% of our exchanges and had more than 150,000 fully unbundled customers”.
BSkyB’s total broadband base now stands at 2,303,000, up from 2,203,000 in the second quarter.
Part of the increase in Sky’s broadband customer base has been due to the success of its bundled TV, broadband and telephone packages which are now taken by 17% of Sky’s 9.54 million pay TV customers.
Further information on Sky’s broadband, TV and phone packages can be found at the sky.com website or our Sky Broadband, TV & Phone review.