19 Dec 2012
Mediaserv, a triple-play provider operating in the French overseas territories of French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Iles du Nord (St Martin and St Barts) and Reunion, expects its annual turnover to increase around 11% in 2012 to reach EUR60 million (USD79.1 million), while the company’s operating profit is expect to rise by at least 50% from EUR13 million in 2011. Website Dom-Tom ADSL reports that the company’s consolidated subscriber base passed the 80,000 subscriber mark last month, an increase of 15% year-on-year.
Going forward, Mediaserv plans to increase its investments in 2013, with a particular focus on ‘infrastructure deployment to optimise digital connectivity’. In Guadeloupe this investment will be focused on network expansion in the areas of Bailiff and Jarry, as well as the unbundling Orange Caraibe exchanges covering around 45,000 telephone lines. The deployment will increase the rate of local loop unbundling (LLU) in Guadeloupe from 76% to 97%, it said.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Mediaserv is owned by the Loret Group. It was established in 1994 as a corporate internet service provider (ISP), offering data transmission, website design and hosting, and network administration, but has subsequently carved itself a niche within the residential sector.