BSkyB bests BT to tune of 640,000 customers

Darren Allan

October 24, 2010

BSkyB has announced some impressive figures for the last quarter, leaving BT in the dust when it came to picking up broadband and phone subscribers.

According to a report in the, BSkyB managed to sign up 640,000 more broadband and phone customers from July to the end of September.

This comprised of 178,000 broadband customers, the highest figure in two years apparently, 203,000 telephony customers, and 260,000 line rental customers.

And that’s despite BT going a big advertising push to try and draw folks away from Sky, which evidently didn’t work very well.

Sky also reported that its revenue was up 15%, and operating profit was up 25% to £255 million. The company is also about to roll out its Anytime+ on-demand service.

Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch commented: “Our focus this quarter on home communications has been rewarded with our highest ever take-up of broadband, telephony and line rental, alongside further good growth in high definition. To support our continued growth, we plan to open a new contact centre next year with the creation of 500 jobs.”


Comments in chronological order (1 comment)

  1. Peter Simpson says:

    Will BT’s next advert say “Millions are returning to us every week”

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