Communications company UPC Ireland has reported revenue of $80.7m for the three months to the end of December, down 2.7% from the same period a year earlier. The company's Irish businesses include NTL and Chorus.

But operating cash flow, a measure of profits, rose by more than 10% to $37.8m, according to figures from its parent company Liberty Global.

The company said it had more than 100,000 broadband subscribers by the end of 2008, up 9% from the previous three months. It also had 27,800 phone customers, an increase of 19% from the previous quarter.

Digital television subscriber numbers grew by 1% over the quarter to 315,500, but ordinary cable television subscriptions fell. UPC Ireland blamed competition and a fall in the number of new homes being built.