BT IPTV growth on fast trajectory
Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 04-11-2011 In what has come as a surprise to the industry BT has posted strong growth for its BT Vision IPTV service, indeed the 41,000 net additions were the highest for more than two years.
Such growth actually outstripped BT's satellite and cable rivals Sky and Virgin Media in the quarter ended 30 September. However the absolute figure just under 640,000 customers.
BT also made significant gains in its broadband business adding 166,000 retail customers, up 46% over last year, representing 63% of the DSL and LLU market net additions of 263,000.
This it said increased its lead as the UK’s leading one broadband retailer with a customer base of around 6 million at the end of 30 September 2011. In what may be a more significant indicator of the prospects for its IPTV business, sales of the high speed broadband product, BT Infinity, increased with 88,000 customers added in the quarter and the customer base currently stands at over 300,000, having more than doubled in the last six months.
The Infinity infrastructure will be crucial to the roll outlet he video services especially as BT increases the range and richness of the BT Vision proposition. united kingdom, bt, broadband, iptv, infinity, bt vision, sky, virgin media, rollout, fibre, fibre to the home