Everything Everywhere (Orange UK) has made small but steady progress in reversing a decline in its home broadband subscribers, it has been reported.
The total number of the provider's fixed line home broadband subscribers increased to 723,000 between July and September this year, representing growth of an extra 9,000 customers on the previous quarter when 1,000 were added, ISPreview said.
Orange UK has suffered a decline in home broadband since 2007, when the service had 1,142,000 customers.
Currently the subscribers belong to Orange's home broadband package, but EE's forthcoming launch at the end of the month should improve its prospects.
Neal Milsom, EE chief executive, said: "We are delivering solid revenue performance and successfully attracting high value contract customers, while creating growth opportunities through our new super-fast EE brand that will soon launch the UK’s first 4G mobile services.
"We have achieved key business goals in the past quarter and firmly established EE as the UK market leader."
Next week, EE will officially launch a package of new services, delivering a range of 4G products and super-fast broadband.