Wireline Reports Continued Strong FiOS Customer and Revenue Growth
Verizon’s Wireline segment reported continued strong FiOS customer, market share and revenue growth in first-quarter 2013, leading to overall growth in consumer revenues. In enterprise and wholesale, increased sales of global enterprise strategic services continued to help mitigate lower revenues resulting from secular and global economic impacts.
Wireline Financial Highlights
- Consumer revenues were $3.6 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent compared with first-quarter 2012. Consumer ARPU for wireline services increased to $107.15 in first-quarter 2013, up 9.5 percent compared with first-quarter 2012.
- FiOS revenues grew 15.1 percent, to $2.6 billion in first-quarter 2013 compared with $2.3 billion in first-quarter 2012. ARPU for FiOS customers continued to be more than $150 in first-quarter 2013.
- Sales of strategic services to global enterprise customers increased 6.0 percent compared with first-quarter 2012 and represented 55.6 percent of total enterprise revenues. Strategic services include Verizon Terremark cloud and data center services, security and IT solutions, advanced communications, and strategic networking.
Wireline Operational Highlights
- Verizon added 188,000 net new FiOS Internet connections in first-quarter 2013, marking the third consecutive quarter of sequential growth in net customer additions. The company also added 169,000 net new FiOS Video connections in the quarter. Verizon had a total of 5.6 million FiOS Internet and 4.9 million FiOS Video connections at the end of the quarter, representing year-over-year increases of 12.0 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively.
- FiOS penetration (subscribers as a percentage of potential subscribers) continued to increase. FiOS Internet penetration was 38.2 percent at the end of first-quarter 2013, compared with 36.4 percent at the end of first-quarter 2012. In the same periods, FiOS Video penetration was 34.1 percent, compared with 32.3 percent. The FiOS network passed 17.8 million premises by the end of first-quarter 2013.
- Broadband connections totaled 8.9 million at the end of first-quarter 2013, a 1.4 percent year-over-year increase. Overall, net broadband customers increased 99,000 in the first quarter, as FiOS Internet net customer additions more than offset fewer subscribers for DSL-based High Speed Internet services.
- Verizon has been replacing high-maintenance portions of its residential copper network with fiber optics to provide enhanced services and to reduce ongoing repair costs. In first-quarter 2013, Verizon migrated 83,000 homes to fiber, toward a target of 300,000 migrations within FiOS markets in 2013.
- Verizon Enterprise Solutions completed agreements with and began deploying innovative business technology solutions for a variety of corporations and organizations in the quarter, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ocean Exploration Trust, Quest Diagnostics and Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR).
NOTE: See the accompanying schedules and www.verizon.com/investor for reconciliations to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for non-GAAP financial measures cited in this document.
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