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J:COM subscriber figures

September 17, 2007

Jupiter Telecommunications, the largest multiple system operator (MSO) in Japan based on the number of customers served, has announced that the total subscribing households as of August 31, 2007 served by J:COM's 21 managed franchises reached approximately 2.72 million, up 478,100, or 21.4 per cent since August 31, 2006.

The increase is attributed to growth of the subscribing households in existing service areas and the addition of newly consolidated franchises. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached 4.75 million, up 822,000 or 20.9 per cent since August 31, 2006. The cable television digital migration rate as of August 31, 2007 increased to 62 per cent from 46 per cent as of August 31, 2006.

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