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Latest financial results from Sky show increasing fibre penetration

A trend for less information in the releases when quarterly and annual financial results continues with Sky in the publication of its 12 months results to the end of June 2017 not including any numbers for broadband customers, over than revealing a growth of fibre customers to now make up 27% of their broadband customers. Looking at our speed test results for Q2/2017 we are seeing 11 to 15% of Sky fibre customers on the up to 76 Mbps VDSL2 product and almost all the rest on the up to 38 Mbps variant and there is a handfull of full fibre customers in the York UFO area.

The number of broadband customers overall is said to be still growing but no actual figures are released so it might be a rise of 10 customers or 200,000 customers. There are figures for the overall number of customers Sky has but this is an aggregate figure for all the services they have where they claim 22.5 million customers utilising almost 60 million products adding 77,000 customers in the last quarter.

The position of Sky at the good end of the Ofcom service league table features and with the big gaps between the major providers for telephone and broadband it reveals the difference that a providers own support can make and in theory it is the same Openreach for all the operators.

Alas no news on any potential plans to roll-out lots of full fibre.


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