Q3 2017: T-MOBILE CZ CONSOLIDATES ITS POSITION AS THE NUMBER-ONE OPERATOR IN THE MOBILE SEGMENT, FOCUSING ON THE FMC MARKET

128,000 new mobile customers added during the first three quarters
Revenue growth yoy of almost 3.2%
The successful launch of the fixed internet over the air service brought 18,000 new fixed broadband customers
The company is preparing investments in fixed technologies in the near future

The first three quarters of 2017 were extraordinarily successful for T-Mobile Czech Republic. Not only did the company consolidate its position as the number-one operator in the mobile market, adding 128,000 new customers and increasing its lead over its closest competitors, but it also successfully launched the fixed internet over the air service, signing up 18,000 new customers for this new product alone.

These promising numbers underline the carrier’s focus on its positions in the fixed and convergent markets and its dedication to becoming the first choice in the area of convergent household services.

“The telecommunications industry is changing fast and our future lies in FMC, fixed-mobile convergence,” says Milan Vašina, Managing Director of T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom, adding: “For us at T-Mobile, it means we will need to invest massively in fixed technologies. We are ready to do so in the very near future.”

T-Mobile Czech Republic continues to be a trusted innovator and a driving force for the modern and competitive local economy. Its network with LTE high-speed internet now covers 98.3% (Q3 2016: 90.7%) of the country’s population, with improvements concentrated on speed increases. The fixed internet over air service offers the benefits of high-speed internet to customers in remote areas. The company is also busy preparing its network for next-generation technologies (eSIM, 5G, IoT).

Customers and use of services

Mobile: As at 30 September 2017, T-Mobile’s mobile services were being used by nearly 6.2 million customers, of whom more than 3.8 million were contract customers and almost 2.4 million were users of prepaid services. The most popular new tariff plans were the full-flat “Mobil M” and “Mobil S” launched in April 2017. Demand for mobile data is growing significantly and the average monthly usage per user (contract customers) reached 1 GB for the first time.

Fixed broadband: The company launched the fixed internet over the air service in early 2017. Fixed broadband services including xDSL are currently used by 161,000 customers. Tariff plans were also simplified in September, resulting in lower prices for all customers.

TV: T-Mobile’s IPTV platform, which is provided via an internet connection from any provider (OTT), has been enhanced with the new technology, which provides better picture quality with less data consumption. The time-shift feature has been extended to 72 hours and is available on all of the platform’s more than 180 channels.

Financial indicators

Total revenues from mobile and fixed-line services including hardware sales approached CZK 20 billion, with revenues from mobile services surpassing CZK 14 billion. The average monthly revenue from mobile services per user (ARPU) was CZK 255. The growing use of data services is mirrored in the share of non-voice services in ARPU from mobile services reaching the level of 50%.


 
About the Company

T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.

T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).

Contact details of the press unit: press@t-press.cz.