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Virgin Media has reported another rise in its broadband subscriber base, which now totals 4,465,000.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the TV, phone and broadband supplier welcomed a further 51,600 customers, with many taking advantage of its superfast broadband services.

According to Virgin Media, its superfast broadband subscribers now account for 4,272,200 of the 4,465,000 total subscriber base, with just 192,800 million customers using the slower Virgin National service – down from 203,900 in the third quarter of 2012.

The company has also revealed that some 41 per cent of customers are now on its 60Mbps to 120Mbps connections, while the double speed upgrade, which is being rolled out across its entire network, had reached 76 per cent of customers by the end of last year.

The news comes after it was announced that Virgin Media is to be bought by Liberty Global in a deal worth approximately £15 billion, which will make the combined company one of the biggest communications providers in the world.

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