Deutsche Telekom (DT) has published its 2003 review of operations, which show that the group’s mobile customers increased by 13% over the year to 66.2 million. T-Mobile USA added 1.02 million customers in the fourth quarter alone, to take its total to 13.1 million, representing year-on-year growth of 32%. T-Mobile Deutschland kept its position as the largest wireless player in Germany with 26.3 million customers at the end of 2003, an increase of 1.7 million in twelve months. In the UK, T-Mobile increased its base by over 9% to 13.6 million, although that figure includes customers of its 50/50 joint venture with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, Virgin Mobile.
In terms of its fixed line business, managed by its T-Com division, the number of DSL lines in Germany and a number of Eastern European countries where it has a presence increased by over 40% year-on-year to 4.1 million. The number of ISDN channels in Germany increased from 20.7 million to 21.5 million, although there was a marginal decline in the number of standard analogue lines. Its consumer internet division T-Online increased its customer base by around 900,000 to 13.1 million at year end; non-domestic subsidiaries accounted for around 2.35 million of the total.