A total of six new countries have been linked to the Xfinity Voice Unlimited service that is offered by Comcast.
This is a big boost for the company as it seeks to popularize the service outside its traditional base in US. Four of the new additions are from the Asian continent which underlines Comcast bid to grow its wings further. Apart from Mexico, the other new entrants are China, India, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.
There will be no extra costs to come with this plan that has been updated from their initial one that covered six regions. Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa are the regions outside United States where Comcast has already rolled out Xfinity Voice Unlimited.
According to Forbes, Comcast services 11 million phone customers with the majority subscribing to the Xfinity Voice Unlimited plan. However, revenues generated from voice operations have remained somewhat immobile over the past few years which has given the company huge concerns. Actually, they have been dropping slightly from around $3.68 billion in 2010 to $3.67 billion in 2014.
The inclusion of these four Asian countries could induce Asian immigrants into signing up with Comcast and that is their long-term strategy. Very few internet service providers in America have had the guts to penetrate the market in Far East and Comcast is set to benefit immensely if market reception is positive as they envisage.
An influx of customers will definitely push voice revenues higher for the company but they must maintain their service quality at the highest possible level. This development comes at a time when Comcast stocks have reportedly improved in trading from the past few weeks. For this year, it is estimated that the company will make $72.25 billion in revenue compared to consensus estimate of $72.4 billion.
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