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Orange ends year with 1,138,000 broadband customers
Thursday 07 February 2008 17:42:30 by Andrew Ferguson

Orange has published its 2007 results and as the results cover all of France Telecom's activities, the UK relevant section can be found down on page 17.

A growth of some seven per cent in broadband customers from 1,063,000 to 1,138,000 over a 12 month period sounds reasonable until you look at the level of growth from providers like TalkTalk and Sky in the last year. It is more worrying when, as ISPreview noted, at the end of the third quarter Orange UK had 1,142,000 customers indicating a small drop in the last quarter. As the results describe it, this is "limited broadband growth in a highly competitive market".

Digital TV over the Orange LLU network is under trial in London and Leeds, but with BT Vision gaining an ever greater foothold and with the existing cable, satellite and freeview PVR options, any new entrant to the TV over broadband needs something technically exciting and financially enticing. If a high definition video service at resolutions of 1280 by 720 pixels (720p format) or higher with a decent bit rate could be delivered either live or via downloads at a price point that was cheaper than Sky HD then Orange may be able to stand out from the crowd.

Comments

Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
quote"If a high definition video service at resolutions of 1280 by 720 pixels (720p format) or higher with a decent bit rate could be delivered either live or via downloads at a price point that was cheaper than Sky HD then Orange may be able to stand out from the crowd."
I think the actual programme content will be more important in its success or failure.
Posted by possum over 9 years ago
Until customers start praising their support (sometime after pigs fly) , potential buyers will simply see the comparisons on sites like this and draw the inevitable conclusions.
Posted by kingbaz over 9 years ago
tiscali OFFERS A PRODUCT CALLED PIPEX and this should be made clear to new customers, who may not be aware of tiscalis poor reputation for product and customer service. Pipex is a name used by tiscali, to hide the appalling track record, of these serial LIARS. (Buyer beware)
Barry King (ex tiscali)
Posted by kingbaz over 9 years ago
oops regarding above post i have reposted in the correct place
Barry King
Posted by brucie245 over 9 years ago
After the service I received with Orange broadband I'm amazed they still have that many customers. I am a huge fan of Orange Mobile and a very long term customer however I would NEVER encourage anyone to use their Broadband 'service'!
Posted by Osprey63rd over 9 years ago
Orange broadband must rate as the worst i.s.p. out there. I would advise people to go elsewhere. They should stick to mobile phones.
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