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The number of people in the UK signed up to Orange broadband has fallen this year, new figures have revealed.

According to statistics published by the broadband provider's parent company France Telecom, revenues stood at 2.541 billion euros in the first six months of 2009, which represents an annual decrease of 2.6 per cent.

The figures indicated that the number of ADSL broadband customers dropped by 10.3 per cent to 954,000 at the end of June.

However, unbundled ADSL subscriptions represented over 45 per cent of the total number of subscriptions during the first six months of the year, up from 40.1 per cent during the same period in 2008.

The research also revealed that dialup internet revenues fell year-on-year, with the number of customers dropping by over 50 per cent to 93,000 by June 2009.

Nonetheless, France Telecom experienced a 6.6 per cent annual rise in customer numbers across all of the countries in which it sells its products.

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