Norwegian alternative telco Altibox picked up an additional 44,741 new customers in 2014, a number that equates to a new customer every 12 minutes.

“We have delivered fibre for over 10 years. We can now put 2014 down as one of the best years in Altibox’s history, making it extra exciting to embark on a new year,” said executive director of Lyse’s telecom business, Toril Nag.

Altibox closed the year on 364,157 active customers with growth at its greatest in eastern and western Norway.

Traffic has also been increasing – up 120% on the previous 12 months. From spring 2011 to spring 2013, traffic increased by 30-40 per cent annually