Earnings: Orange Shedding UK Broadband Subscribers

Orange lost 10.3 percent of its UK home broadband subscribers in the year to June as competition hotted up around it. It now has 954,000 ADSL customers. Mobile broadband is growing for the firm, growing 76 percent to 4.31 million mobile broadband dongle customers since launching last year.

Mobile subscriber numbers basically haven’t budged over the last year – up just 0.6 percent to 15.83 million. Data revenue grew just 5.6 percent, reflecting Orange’s status as a low-end consumer operator, and the proportion of non-voice revenue grew from 23.1 percent last year to 25 percent.

Overall April-to-June UK revenue fell 4.5 percent over the year to