decrease in mobile revenues was mainly due to lower voice-retail
revenues. Higher outgoing minutes could not offset the lower
as a result of promotion for new subscribers, and the declining
postpaid customer base. Non-voice revenues decreased slightly as a
result of lower messaging revenues due to the lower number of SMS
sent in Q3 2012.
Macedonia's number of mobile customers dropped by 5.0 percent to
1.227,111 million (i.e. 47.8
percent market share in accordance with the internal estimates).
Of these, 31.3 percent were postpaid customers,
down from 31.7 percent a year ago. Mobile ARPU fell by 5.3 percent to
while MoU increased by 22.8 percent to 167.
decrease in total fixed line revenues was primarily the result of
lower voice-retail revenues reflecting the loss of fixed lines and
by mobile substitution. The decrease in voice wholesale revenues is
mainly driven by lower international incoming traffic revenue due to
the lower volume of traffic. The decline in data revenues is a result
of the decreased international and domestic leased lines. Increasing
TV revenues due to the growing IPTV subscriber base slightly
mitigated the decrease in fixed line revenues.
Telekom remains a leader on the market with market share of 73
percent in the fixed telephony and 54 percent in the broadband
internet, in accordance with the internal estimates. The revenues
from internet and digital television via internet protocol (IPTV)
have increased by 3.0 percent compared to the third quarter of the
previous year. The focus on double and triple play packages resulted
in increased number of DSL customers by 6.1 percent whereby the
customer base of DSL reached 167,000 customers at the end of
September. The number of IPTV customers has significantly increased
compared to September 2011 by 63.9 percent, whereupon the number of
customers at the end of September 2012 was 58,000. Despite the fact
that the revenues from the voice services in the fixed segment have
decreased by 7.6 percent compared to the same quarter in the previous
year, with 294,000 customers at the end of September 2012, Makedonski
Telekom has retained its leading position.
improved by 16.6 percent in HUF terms to HUF 11.994 billion deriving
mainly from higher other operating income deriving from the real
estate transaction resulting a HUF 3.7 billion gain, where four old
buildings were exchanged to a new one in the third quarter of 2012.
net profit for the third quarter of 2012 on the Group level has
increased by 21.9 percent compared to the previous year as a result
of the increased other operating revenues and expenditures due to the
transaction for purchase and sale of real estate with an exchange,
which resulted in net profit of MKD 1.88 billion for the quarter and
net profit of MKD 3.65 billion for the first nine months of 2012.
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