Vodafone has cemented its market leading position after adding nearly half a million new UK customers over Christmas.
The British mobile phone giant released its Q3 results today, which revealed it took on 192,760 new contract customers and 295,240 new prepay customers in the three months leading up to Christmas.
Overall, for the first nine months of the year, the Newbury-based firm has boosted its UK customer base by 1,036,000 to 17,959,000 helping the firm to reach UK sales of £1.235bn, up 5.9% from £1.166bn for the same period last year.
And Voda continued to grow globally with revenues jumping 16% from £7.915bn to £9.16bn in Q3 after the firm increased its worldwide customer base to 252.3 million.
Arun Sarin, chief executive, said: ‘We have sustained our recent momentum in the third quarter, executing on our strategic objectives in competitive markets, with over 250 million proportionate customers driving strong growth in voice usage and data revenue.
‘We are also maintaining our rigorous focus on costs across the group, positioning us well to sustain our progress. We are reiterating our current year outlook.’