BT has added a further 281,000 fibre broadband customers and signed up more than 60,000 customers to its YouView TV service, according to the firm’s quarterly trading update.
The company now has “around 1.25m million” residential and business fibre broadband customers, roughly ten percent of the number currently able to access the service.
Fibre broadband, sold as Infinity by BT Retail, offers speeds of 76Mb compared to the maximum 16Mb offered by traditional broadband services.
Chief Executive Ian Livingston said the rollout of fibre services by the firm’s Openreach division was now passing “around 100,000 additional premises every week”.
During the quarter BT added 21,000 BT Vision customers taking the total subscriber base to 770,000. Of these over 60,000 access the service via YouView, the IPTV service BT set up with rival TalkTalk and broadcasters ITV, Channel 5, BBC and Channel 4.
Total revenues for the quarter fell 6% from a year ago to £4.5bn, however cost-cutting helped profits increase 7% to £675m.
Mr Livingston said: “We have made progress in a number of areas and delivered solid financial results. These are in line with our expectations for the year, which remain unchanged.”