Thursday, January 26, 2006

Deutsche Telekom Reaches 8.5 Million DSL, and 86.6 Million Mobile Subscribers

Deutsche Telekom released key growth figures for 2005, citing gains the broadband and mobile sectors. Some highlights:

  • The Mobile segment remained the key growth driver for Deutsche Telekom in the fourth quarter of 2005 and the group now has over 86.6 million users. Organic customer growth over the full year amounted to just under 12 percent or around 9.0 million. Around another 200,000 customers can be added from the newly consolidated Monet/Montenegro.

  • T-Mobile USA added 1.4 million net new customers in the fourth quarter of 2005 and served 21.7 million customers at the end of the year.

  • T-Mobile Deutschland achieved an increase of more than 2.1 million customers to 29.5 million in 2005, of which over 48 percent postpay customers.

  • During Q4 2005, the number of broadband lines in Germany and abroad rose by around 10 percent, or 762,000, to 8.5 million. In Germany, around 7.9 million DSL lines provided by T-Com were in operation at the end of 2005. Some 660,000 new DSL lines were put into operation in the fourth quarter.

  • The Broadband/Fixed Network segment registered around 182,000 own new DSL lines in the retail business on a net basis and around 479,000 resale lines that are sold by competitors.

  • The number of DSL lines provided by DT companies in Central and Eastern Europe more than doubled year-on-year to 541,000. Broadband lines exceeded the 100,000 mark at both T-Hrvatski Telekom and Slovak Telecom by the end of 2005 as a result. The growth accelerated in the fourth quarter with 48,000 new broadband customers in Hungary, 30,000 new customers in Croatia and 24,000 new customers in the Slovak Republic.

  • The number of narrowband lines in Germany and abroad fell by 3.7 percent to 41.2 million, in Germany by around 4 percent to 35.2 million year-on-year. The decrease in the number of ISDN lines was greater than that of analog lines.

  • T-Online increased the number of customers with a billing relationship to 14.0 million by the end of the year. The company delivered 15.5 million music downloads in 2005. The Video on Demand service offered by T-Online Vision currently delivers about 80,000 movie downloads per month.

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