Orange Polska grows TV customer base

Orange_logoOrange Polska increased its total TV customer base by 3% year-on-year from 699,000 to 720,000 in the second quarter of 2014.

Announcing its latest earnings, the firm said that in the quarter it had 129,000 IPTV customers and 591,000 DTH satellite TV customers.

Its number of triple play TV, broadband and VoIP customers was also up 22% year-on-year to 383,000 customers.
“In 2Q we maintained good commercial achievements in most areas and simultaneously delivered solid results in terms of top-line, profitability and cash flow,” said Orange Polska CEO Bruno Duthoit.

“To accelerate adoption of smartphones we made them available on instalments which boosted our revenues and profitability. Pricing pressure, however, especially on B2B market, affected our mobile ARPU, and broadband performance remains unsatisfactory,” he added.

Overall, the firm saw revenues decline by 5.4% year-on-year to PLN3.084 billion. However, adjusted EBITDA was up 5.1% to PLN1.04 billion and net income was up 23.7% to PLN94 million.

Looking ahead, Orange Polska said that in May the Polish regulator initiated a broadband market deregulation process which, if successful, could bring the firm new opportunities.

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