Monday, 8 June 2009

Orange witness strong growth in MVNO subscribers – UK

Orange UK has reported almost flat revenue growth of 0.4% in its mobile segment at GBP 1.08 billion (USD 1.73 billion) in Q109. This is despite the company registering considerable growth in its data and 3G revenues. Overall, Orange UK posted a decline of 0.6% in revenues to GBP 1.12 billion (USD 1.79 billion) in Q109 as compared to Q108.

Orange UK has a total of 16.8 million subscribers, including 9 million prepay, 6.6 million pay monthly and 977,000 broadband subscribers. The company recorded nearly 82% growth in 3G subscribers to reach a total base of 3.8 million in Q109. Orange’s MVNO subscriber base also quadrupled and reached 585,000 subscribers in Q109 as compared to 137,000 in Q108. Orange hosts Lycamobile UK and Blyk.