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Iliad continues to grow Free base

French telco and ISP Iliad ended June with a total of 4.5 million ADSL subscribers, up from 4.3 million a year earlier.

Iliad is successfully switching its Alice brand subscribers over to Free. It ended June with 3.9 million Free subscribers, up from 3.6 million a year earlier, while its Free customer base declined to 611,000 from 782,000.

The group said it has increased audiovisual ARPU due to the growing use of existing TV services and the launch of new services. Iliad said during the first half of the year, nearly 4.9 million VOD and SVOD subscriptions were registered, an increase of 24% year-on-year.

Iliad reported first half revenues of €1bn, up 4.6% from €970m a year earlier.