Prague - Telefonica CR, the biggest telecommunications company on the Czech market, saw its total consolidated operating revenues fall by 6.5 percent year-on-year to Kc47.25bn in 2013, the company told CTK in a press release today.
Budova společnosti Telefónica s telekomunikační věží v Olšanské ulici v Praze na Žižkově. ČTK Horázný Josef, Fotobanka ČTK
Telefonica CR's positive OIBDA figure decreased to Kc20.9bn.
In Slovakia, Telefonica saw its total revenues rise by 8 percent to EUR208m (Kc5.7bn).
The total number of mobile clients of Telefonica CR increased by 132,000 to 5.1 million. The number of clients of prepaid services decreased slightly year-on-year, but a lot of them switched for one of new Free tariffs, offering unlimited calls and text messaging.
In total, Telefonica CR gained 158,000 new customers. Some 70 percent of the residential customer base has already taken up one of the FREE tariffs.
The number of users of O2 TV grew by 0.10 percent to 156,000.
Rival T-Mobile's client numbers last year increased by 330,000 to 5.83 million.
Vodafone, on the other hand, saw the number of its customers fall by about 100,000 to 3.28 million.
In 2013, more than 40 virtual operators launched business. Out of them, Telefonica CR cooperates with Bleskmobil, Tesco Mobile and Mobil from CEZ, all of them together holding between 60 and 70 percent of the virtual operator market.
Sales of smart phones increased in year-on-year terms. Their share in Telefonica's network reached 35 percent.
Telefonica´s revenues from mobile data services (without SMS and CDMA) showed a growth of 29.5 percent. Revenues from mobile Internet achieved a year-on-year growth of 166 percent.
Operating profit in the segment of landlines dropped by 5 percent to Kc20.3bn.
Telefonica CR's new majority owner, the PPF group, is expected to make an offer of a buyout of minority shareholders' stakes in the nearest future.
Telefonica has announced earlier this week it is in talks about sharing the LTE network with T-Mobile.