5/14/2008 5:32:00 PM
Orange loses 31,000 broadband customers in Q1
Orange has lost 31,000 broadband customers in the first three months of the year, according to its latest results.
The network’s first quarter results show that broadband customers have fallen to 1.107 million, compared with 1.138 million at the end of December last year, and 1.142 million in September.
However, the number of broadband customers is up 12,000 on the same period last year, and Orange added 114,000 new mobile phone customers over the three months, taking its total UK customer base to nearly 17 million.
Orange was named the ‘worst broadband provider’ by price comparison service uSwitch last month, and was criticised on Watchdog last year.
An Orange spokeswoman said: ‘Orange has over three million UK broadband customers across mobile and fixed, and remains the leading fixed-broadband operator in Europe with over 12 million customers.’