BT added 39,000 subscribers for its IPTV ‘BT Vision’ in the fourth quarter of 2011 – just a few hundred less than Sky in the same period – bringing the total to 679,000.
Consumer ARPU was up 5 per cent to an annual £337 (€405) reflecting the increased take up of both broadband and BT Vision.
BT added 146,000 retail broadband customers during the quarter, taking its retail broadband customer base to 6.1 million at the end of 2011. Take up of the telco’s high speed broadband service BT Infinity increased by 95,000 customers in the quarter, with over 400,000 customers.
Total revenues across all operations for the fourth quarter of 2011 reached £4.774 billion, down five per cent year-on-year, while pre-tax profits rose 18 per cent by the same comparison to reachB£628 million, thanks to improved operating results and lower finance expenses.