Tuesday 21 April 2015

UPC lost 6,700 Irish customers in last three months

But company sold an additional 7,600 internet, TV and phone packages here, new figures show.

Published 06/08/2014 | 12:46

Pictured at the launch of UPC Horizon TV was models Roz Purcell, Felicia Torica with UPC brand ambassador Craig Doyle
Pictured at the launch of UPC Horizon TV was models Roz Purcell, Felicia Torica with UPC brand ambassador Craig Doyle

UPC lost 6,700 Irish customers in the last three months but sold an additional 7,600 internet, TV and phone packages here, new figures show.

The company has not released figures on its Irish revenue or profitability. However, it said that it recorded rises in broadband and phone customer numbers but lost television subscribers during the period. It now has 352,300 broadband subscribers in Ireland, up 4,000 on three months previously. It also has 324,500 phone customers, up 11,500 on the first quarter of the year. However, it lost 7,900 television subscribers over the last three months, including 2,300 digital TV customers, 3,300 analogue TV customers and 2,300 MMDS users.

Compared to the same period last year, UPC’s broadband subscription rates have risen 10pc and its phone subscriptions have risen 22pc. Its digital TV customer base, which is separate to its other TV customer base, rose 0.3pc in the last 12 months.

The operator, which offers its services to just under half of Ireland’s homes and businesses, is set to launch mobile phone services in 2015 having signed a deal with 3 Ireland to use its network.

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