December 1, 2021

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Comcast’s broadband tempo slows in Q3 when cellular hits a new quarterly file

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The pace of broadband subscriber development at Comcast slowed to 300,000 in Q3 2021 even as the rate of lines being additional at Xfinity Cellular attained a quarterly history of 285,000. &#13
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Comcast’s broadband provides of 300,000 subs have been in line with analyst expectations of +296,000. But individuals gains were down from 633,000 adds in a year-back quarter fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, and off from the 379,000 adds in the pre-pandemic period of Q3 2019. Comcast ended the quarter with 31.68 million broadband subs, good for 52.2% penetration of households and firms passed. Broadband revenues climbed 11.6%, to $5.8 billion. &#13
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Dave Watson, CEO of Comcast’s cable device, attributed the broadband slowdown to a lower in all round new connects across the firm’s footprint, building less options for “soar balls” in opposition to broadband competition. On the other hand, broadband subscriber churn remains at historic lows, he reported. &#13
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“We haven’t modified our watch on the long-term trajectory of the connectivity company,” Watson said on today’s get in touch with, noting that Comcast has included 1.1 million broadband subs as a result of the initial 3 quarters of 2021. “I am just as confident and optimistic in the prospective buyers in this enterprise as I have at any time been … The runway [for broadband subscriber growth] is nevertheless certainly there.” &#13
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Provides of 285,000 strains at Xfinity Cellular enhanced on provides of 187,000 in the 12 months-ago period of time and 204,000 adds in Q3 2019. Comcast ended the quarter with 3.66 million cell traces in company. Comcast’s cell organization stayed in the black as revenues surged 50.7%, to $603 million.&#13
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Brian Roberts, Comcast’s chairman and CEO, pointed out that Xfinity Cell has attained a penetration of about 6% of the firm’s broadband foundation of practically 32 million. &#13
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Watson reported Comcast will go on to tie cellular to its core broadband product, but expects Xfinity Cellular to decide on up the pace. &#13
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“We have not altered the strategic vital driving cell. But most undoubtedly matters have accelerated,” he stated. “Our objective … is to go more rapidly, and to leverage mobile totally in anything that we do.” &#13
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Comcast’s video losses accelerated in the quarter. The organization lost 408,000 video clip subs, widened from a reduction of 248,000 in the yr-in the past interval. Comcast ended Q3 with 18.54 million video subs. &#13
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Related to video, Comcast is in no hurry to promote its stake in Hulu, the SVoD and pay-Tv streaming services now controlled by Disney. Comcast/NBCU even now holds a 33% interest in Hulu, and not too long ago struck a offer that paves the way for Comcast to unwind its Hulu stake in 2024. &#13
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Hulu’s price continues to rise and “we are happy to be along for that trip,” Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh mentioned, noting that Comcast expects Hulu’s worth to retain heading up. &#13
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Business solutions was a vibrant spot, as revenues there rose 8.7%, to $2.2 billion. Comcast Small business additional about 18,000 new shoppers in Q3, and has extra 72,000 organization prospects more than the earlier year. &#13
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“Enterprise solutions have emerged from the pandemic,” Roberts declared. &#13
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Roberts explained the midsized and organization segments remain “underpenetrated” classes for Comcast Company. But they also represent parts the company will pursue additional aggressively pursuing the current acquisition of SD-WAN and cloud platform specialist Masergy. &#13
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— Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Looking through

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