Vodafone Q1 2017/2018 – The telecommunication provider Vodafone continued to grow in the first quarter of 2017/2018, despite sector-wide regulatory decisions. In addition to an increase in the number of mobile telephony customers, sales in the mobile and fixed-line segment were also increased.
Vodafone wins 118,000 customers
In the first quarter of 2017/2018 (April – June) the Düsseldorf network operator won 118,000 customers, of which 84,000 new contract customers and 34,000 new prepaid customers. As at the reporting date of June 30, 2017, Vodafone had 30.838 million own active, of which 16.887 million contract customers and 13.951 prepaid customers.
The number of customers of entry tariffs (Otelo, Smart and Vodafone Easy tariffs) grew to around 2 million . In the entire Vodafone network, the number of active SIM cards grew by 600,000 to 45.2 million . In the previous year, the number of customers in the Vodafone network was still 41.9 million.
Vodafone fixed-line sales are shrinking 1 billion
In the first quarter, total service revenues rose by 0.6 percent to EUR 2.493 billion. For the first time in the history of Vodafone, the fixed-line segment is struggling with a turnoverplus of 3.4 percent, the 1 billion euro sales mark (1.001 billion euros). Fixed-line sales account for 569 million cable and 436 million DSL.
In the mobile communications business, service sales declined by 1.1 per cent compared to the previous year to EUR 1.492 billion. According to Vodafone, this was mainly due to regulatory effects. The average turnover per mobile phone customer decreased by 2.3 percent to 14.9 euros.
Vodafone Highspeed Offensive wins customers
Vodafone was able to increase its sales only through its strong fixed network business. In the past quarter, the number of fixed-line customers rose by a total of 100,000, of which 65,000 decided for a cable contract and 35,000 for a DSL contract. In the meantime, Vodafone can offer bandwidths of 200 Mbit / s in more than 11 million households.
The fast 400 Mbit line is already available in nearly 7 million households. Already half of the new customers rely on the new high-speed tariffs. Vodafone mobile customers already have speeds of up to 500 Mbps in ten cities. By the end of 2018, the number of high-speed cities will grow to 30. Customers can also surf the Internet with up to 500 Mbit / s in the first cities.