MADRID Feb 26 Spanish telecoms group Jazztel on
Wednesday posted a 9 percent rise in annual profit to 67.6
million euros ($92 million), beating a 63.3-million-euro
forecast in a Reuters poll.
The Madrid-based firm said its earnings before interest,
taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) came in at 184
million euros, up 7 percent, also beating forecasts.
Jazztel, Spain's fourth-biggest telecoms operator and often
cited by analysts as a possible takeover target for larger
Spanish and European competitors, said it had now connected 1.2
million homes to its 'Fibre To The Home' (FTTH) network.
It targets connecting 3 million homes by the end of 2014.
Jazztel's optic fibre deals, launched in October, had
attracted 6,468 clients at the end of 2013. The company said
close to 10,000 new contracts for this service had been signed
every month in 2014 so far.
($1 = 0.7317 euros)
(Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Sonya Dowsett)