Czech operator T-Mobile Czech Republic reported that revenues derived from its mobile and fixed telephony operations climbed to CZK27.07 billion (USD1.09 billion) for the twelve months ending 31 December 2015, up 12.5% on an annualised basis. Mobile contributed the lion’s share, or CZK18.18 billion, of the total, although average revenue per user (ARPU) declined 3.8% year-on-year to CZK253 per month. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 9.3% to CZK10.96 billion, aided by a small rise in the overall customer base to 6.02 million (+0.3%) as at end-December. T-Mobile CR said 3.6 million users were on post-paid contracts and 2.4 million were pre-paid. Average monthly churn was 1.5%, and the average minutes of use (MOU) edged up 2.6% to 155 minutes per month. Meanwhile, data traffic surged 70% y-o-y to 17,600TB, it said, driven by efforts to expand the coverage of its 4G LTE network, which covered 82% of the population and 80% of the Czech territory by the start of this year. Furthermore, it noted that non-voice service revenues as a proportion of total revenues climbed by seven percentage points last year to reach a record 45% share. In addition, T-Mobile CR noted that the fixed line user base stood at 154,000 at the year end, with CEO Milan Vasina saying that the plan for 2016 is to harmonise the group’s Czech and Slovak businesses, to further develop data services, and to provide new solutions such as IoT and IPTV.
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