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KPN adds IPTV subs but Digitenne continues to decline

Dutch telco KPN added 79,000 IPTV subscribers in the first quarter, taking the total for its Interactieve TV service to 652,000. However, KPN’s digital-terrestrial TV service Digitenne continued its slow decline, with 26,000 fewer homes using the service as the primary means of viewing over the quarter, taking its total to 801,000.

KPN is launching a new IPTV set-top and adding HD channels to its standard package.

The telco continued to lose residential broadband customers, dropping from 2.538 million at the end of 2011 to 2.516 million at the end of March. KPN reported 125,000 fibre-to-the-home subscribers at the end of the quarter, up 23,000. Services per residential customer grew to 1.94 at the end of the quarter, with ARPU steady at €39.

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