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Eircom sets TV customer target

Irish telco Eircom has set a June 2014 target of 24,000 customers for its recently-launched eVision IPTV.

In its results for the second quarter and half year ended 31 December 2013, Eircom named the figure in its full-year 2014 imperatives, along with upping its fibre footprint to a million homes by summer 2014.

As of the end of December 2013, Eircom said its fibre footprint had passed 700,000 homes and businesses, claiming that when its fibre rollout is completed in July 2016, it will reach 1.4 million, or 70%, of all homes and businesses in Ireland.

Eircom launched its TV service in October 2013 and claims to be the only operator in Ireland able to offer ‘quad play’ services of high-speed broadband, mobile, home phone and TV.

Its core TV proposition is a 46 channel package, which costs €10 per month. In addition to this, viewers can add an extra 20 channels – including Fox, Nickelodeon and National Geographic Channel – for €6 per month, or a 12-channel HD package for €5.

Eircom said that its 4G mobile network now covers 40% of the population in Ireland.

In the quarter ending December 31, Eircom said that revenue was €334 million, down 5% year-on-year. EBITDA for the quarter was €114 million – down 1% compared to the same period last year.

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