America Online silent on UK subscribers

America Online has rebuffed critics, saying it expects a profitable quarter and to jump from its current 6.2 million to reach 10 million subscribers by mid-1997.

America Online has rebuffed critics, saying it expects a profitable quarter and to jump from its current 6.2 million to reach 10 million subscribers by mid-1997. However, the firm won't break down the contribution of its recently launched UK service, AOL.

The US-based company made the statements in the light of analysts' claims that proprietary online services would fall to the Internet. AOL's biggest online service rival CompuServe recently announced a loss for its most recent quarter, sparking fears in the financial community.