Videotron has posted an update of its accomplishments during 2010, including the the launch of its new HSPA+ advanced mobile communications service and the introduction of the Ultimate Speed Internet 120 Internet access service.
As of December 3, 2010, nearly three months after the launch of Videotron’s new mobile service, 41,800 new customers had signed up, bringing the total number of activated handsets on Videotron’s 3G+ network to 72,200, including 50,300 added in the first two months of the quarter. Residents of the Greater Montréal, Québec City, Mauricie, Sherbrooke, Bois-Francs, Montérégie and Laurentians regions now have access to advanced mobile services from Videotron.
Since the mobile service launch, Videotron has also expanded the selection of devices available to customers with the addition of three new handsets, the LG dLite, LG Wink and BlackBerry Curve.
As of December 3, 2010, Videotron had more than 1,808,900 basic cable customers, an increase of 6,900 since September 30, 2010. The popularity of Videotron’s illico digital TV service continued to grow during the period: after ending the third quarter with 1,182,300 digital subscribers, Videotron added nearly 22,500 to bring the total to 1,204,800 by December 3, 2010.
After completing the roll-out of the Ultimate Speed Internet 30 and Ultimate Speed Internet 50 services across its service area in 2009, Videotron made more headway in 2010 with the launch of Ultimate Speed Internet 15 and Ultimate Speed Internet 120, which brought customers in the Québec City metropolitan area the fastest Internet access speeds in Québec.