Macedonian incumbent fixed and mobile operator Makedonski Telekom (MakTel) plans to migrate all of its customers to its new IP network by the end of 2013, according to the group’s director Daniel Sas, speaking during a presentation of the group’s financial results. If realised, the company would become the first within the Deutsche Telekom group to migrate its base fully to IP. Sas went on to say that to date, around 70% of subscribers have been transferred to the new network, with the remainder scheduled for connection during the course of this year.
As reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, MakTel reported a 16.6% decline in revenues to HUF15.830 billion (USD70.3 million) in Q4 2012, as a sharp drop in sales of both fixed and mobile services ate into its top line. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) dropped by 28.2% year-on-year for the three months under review, to HUF6.649 billion, again impacted by lower revenues. However, the carrier said that operating costs were broadly unchanged on the corresponding year-earlier period. MakTel said total mobile turnover of HUF8.034 billion was 19.4% lower on an annualised basis and total fixed line sales of HUF7.619 billion was down 14.5%.