Slovak Telekom retail/wholesale broadband lines up 4.4%; raises ADSL upload speeds

10 May 2013

Slovak Telekom has reported consolidated fixed, mobile and broadband revenues for the first quarter of 2013 of EUR192 million (USD252 million), a year-on-year decrease of 6.7%, despite its combined number of retail and wholesale fixed broadband accesses increasing by 4.4% y-o-y to 488,000 and digital TV (including IPTV and other pay-TV) customers rising by 10.2% to 179,000 at the end of March. However, mobile users decreased by1.0% y-o-y to 2.289 million and mobile ARPU dropped by 7.1% to EUR13 in the quarter, contributing to three-month EBITDA being driven down 3.5% to EUR83 million.

Slovak Telekom has also this month upgraded its basic ADSL upload speed from 384kbps to 512kbps, whilst a 1Mbps upload speed is available for an additional monthly charge of EUR3.98, or free for premium DSL package users who receive an automatic upgrade from their existing 512kbps uplink to 1Mbps. Slovak Telekom’s wholesale DSL ISP customers including Orange Slovensko and SWAN are also introducing the 1Mbps upload packages.

Slovakia, Orange Slovensko, Slovak Telekom (ST, incl. T-Mobile, DIGI), SWAN (incl. BENESTRA)