Comcast up to 200K Xfinity Mobile customers, report says

Comcast Xfinity Mobile (Comcast)
Comcast has launched Xfinity Wireless across its national footprint, making it available to subscribers of its internet and TV services.

Comcast is up to around 200,000 customers for Xfinity Mobile as the fledgling mobile service reaches its sixth month in the marketplace, according to Bloomberg.

The news service cited unnamed sources close to the Comcast service. 

Comcast hasn’t commented on its subscriber numbers for Xfinity Mobile. But other news sources have corroborated the 200,000 figure. 

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Comcast has launched Xfinity Mobile across its national footprint, making it available to subscribers of its internet and TV services. When it launched in May, unlimited plans were priced at $65 a month. Customers who subscribe to premium triple-play bundles could get the service for $45 a month. 

Speaking to Bloomberg, Recon Analytics analyst Roger Entner called 200,000 a “rounding error” for top U.S. wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T. 

“But what’s interesting is that Comcast might be making a profit at this,” he added. 

Xfinity Wireless combines the reach of Comcast’s 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots with an MVNO deal signed with Verizon in 2011.

In investor events, Comcast executives have cited modest thresholds for profitability, saying the wireless service needs to only secure a percentage share “in the low-to-mid-single digits” of the company’s 25 million wireline broadband customers in order to be profitable. 

“Once we get to some minimal scale, which isn’t a huge number, every incremental customer pays for itself,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said earlier this year. 

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