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BT gained another 150,000 broadband subscribers during the final three months of 2013, it has been revealed.

Latest company accounts show that the company saw a 23 per cent rise in acquisitions year-on-year between October and December. As such, the company now has a total of 7,111,000 broadband customers in the UK.

BT also claimed to have achieved its "best-ever" quarter in fibre, with 228,000 households signing up for an Infinity broadband deal. This was up from the 195,000 customers who subscribed to super-fast broadband in Q3 2013.

As such, the broadband provider now has 1.9 million households and businesses with a fibre package. In total, 18 million UK premises now have access to BT's next-generation network.

It said this number will continue to increase over 2014 as the Broadband Delivery UK programme progresses, and BT continues its own commercial rollout.

Gavin Patterson, BT's Chief Executive, revealed that group profits were up eight per cent before tax, with earnings per share rising by 12 per cent.

Highlighting "another record quarter for fibre take-up", he claimed that BT's strategic investments are delivering for the company.

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