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Pipex Communications (FFG)

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Tuesday 16 January, 2007

Pipex Communications

Trading Update

Pipex Communications PLC
16 January 2007


16 January 2007


                            Pipex Communications plc

                                 Trading Update



Pipex Communications plc (PXC), a major provider of integrated
telecommunications and internet solutions including broadband, voice, domain
name registrations and hosting, is pleased to report that trading for 2006 is in
line with market expectations.


Revenues have increased by 122% year-on-year, principally due to the acquisition
of Homecall in March and the later acquisitions of the Bulldog customer base in
September and Toucan in October. Overall, the gross margin was 37.9% for the
year.


In the broadband and voice division, we have seen an increase in those customers
taking multiple services, with the average number of services per customer
increasing from 1.05 to 1.74 over the year.  This is reflected in the
improvement in ARPU over the same period from £23.00 to £24.70, despite
aggressive price competition in broadband.  At the end of December the Group had
570,000 broadband customers, reflecting underlying growth after having made a
significant downward adjustment to the number of Bulldog customers acquired,
which is being reflected in a lower purchase consideration.  Despite this
adjustment, the management remains pleased with the acquisition, and all three
acquisitions are integrating well.


Pipex's local loop unbundling programme is progressing well with our first 100
exchanges due to be completed by the end of the first quarter 2007 and the
second phase, comprising an additional 75 exchanges,  planned to be finished by
the end of the year.  Customer migration onto the unbundled exchanges is in line
with expectations, with 20,000 customers transferred by the end of 2006.


Pipex continues to be the largest shared and dedicated hosting business in the
UK, as researched by Netcraft, and the sixth largest in the world.  In total,
Pipex had over 330,000 hosting customers at the end of the year, an increase of
15% over the period.  Domain name registrations have also grown strongly with an
increase of 35% in the year to over 1.7m domains.  This division continues to
enjoy strong margins and cash flow.  Within the next 6 weeks the Company expects
to open its newly built state-of-the-art data centre in Cologne.  This provides
20,000 square feet of data centre capacity which will come on-stream in 3 phases
to meet demand.


Pipex Wireless delivered its first end-to-end WiMAX services in Milton Keynes in
December 2006.  In line with plan, volume customer acquisition will start
towards the end of this month.  The business has initiated work on a second
WiMAX deployment in Warwick in conjunction with Intel Solutions Services,
National Grid Wireless and Warwick District Council with a service launch date
scheduled for June 2007.


The outlook for the business remains favourable.  Underlying growth in the
broadband business is encouraging for 2007, and the hosting business should
continue to benefit from the increasing levels of internet activity driving the
need for further and more complex hosting.  The positive results emanating from
our WiMAX trials underpin our confidence in the Wireless business model.


We will update the market more fully at the preliminary results, which will be
announced on 17 April 2007.



For further information please contact:

PIPEX Communications plc                                          020 7766 6909
Peter Dubens, Chairman


Financial Dynamics                                                020 7831 3113
Juliet Clarke / Edward Bridges / Hannah Sloane




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