BT says more than a third of its domestic broadband customers have signed up for a super-fast fibre broadband package.
The UK’s biggest ISP now has more than 2.7m subscribers to its fibre Infinity packages, with 209,000 buying or upgrading to a fibre package in the financial quarter ending December 31st.
In the same period BT took 46% of all new ADSL and fibre connections, giving it an additional 119,000 retail broadband customers.
Enhancements to its BT TV package, including the addition of Sky Sports and a new mobile TV app, helped increase the average amount each customer spends by 7% to £410.
The firm now has 1.09m TV customers, with 45,000 households joining the platform in the quarter – down from 53,000 in the same period last year.
The extra retail customers and growing numbers of new phone line connections in its Openreach business boosted BT’s quarterly profits which grew 12% to £694m.
CEO Gavin Patterson said the firm remained “on track” to launch a new consumer mobile service this year and was “making good progress on our due diligence in relation to a possible acquisition of EE.”