Free benefits from Révolution boost

French quad-play operator Iliad Telecom has added 93,000 new subscribers to its Free service in the third quarter, which it said was attributable to the success of its advanced combined set-top and gateway, the Freebox Révolution.

Iliad said it was achieving ARPU of €38 for Freebox Révolution subscribers, higher than its overall ARPU of €35.50, which was flat quarter-on-quarter.

The 93,000 net additions to the Free brand included 20,000 migrations from Iliad’s other service, the former Telecom Italia France-owned Alice. Excluding former Alice subscribers, Free accounted for 27% of new subscribers in the French market in the course of the quarter. Free now counts 4.79 million subscribers, with a further 432,000 subscribers to the Alice brand.

Iliad reported third quarter revenues of €537 million, up 5% year-on-year.

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