Jupiter Telecommunications in Japan, better known as J:COM, has announced that the total subscribing households as of April 30 served by J:COM’s 24 consolidated franchises reached approximately 3.20 million, up 464,700, or 17.0 percent since April 30, 2008. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable TV, high-speed Internet and telephony services reached approximately 5.72 million, up 853,100 or 17.5 percent since April 30, 2008. The bundle ratio (average number of services received per subscribing household) increased to 1.79 as of April 30, 2009 from 1.78 as of April 30, 2008. The cable TV digital migration rate as of April 30, 2009 increased to 83 percent from 71 percent as of April 30, 2008.

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