TalkTalk, the broadband provider, saw the first quarterly rise in customers over the past three months as it moves from traditional phone provider to all-singing, all-dancing internet, TV and mobile supplier.
Chief executive Dido Harding said: “We have returned our total customer base to growth for the first time in three years — an important milestone on our journey to become a growing and more profitable business.”
TalkTalk launched it TV service and mobile handset offer during the summer. It has already signed up 80,000 TV customers, who get a YouView plus added extras service, and is now capable of installing 10,000 new customers a week.
Revenues fell in the three months to December from £422 million to £415 million as it continues to shed less profitable customers. Revenues from broadband customers rose 5.8% to £292 million.
Harding said: “We are confident of delivering full-year results in line with our guidance, and are making real progress towards our medium-term targets.”
TalkTalk shares gained 6.2p, or 2.5%, to 259.6p.