Finnish multi-service operator (MSO) DNA Finland has reported a ‘strong improvement in [its] main key figures’ with the publication of its results for the quarter ended 30 September 2018. For the three-month period under review, the MSO revealed that revenues had increased by 4.3% year-on-year to EUR228.2 million (USD262 million), driven by strong mobile device sales and improved mobile service revenues – the latter of which was boosted by a larger subscriber base and ‘the favourable development of ARPU’. Third-quarter EBITDA, meanwhile, totalled EUR76.5 million, up from EUR72.6 million in the corresponding period a year earlier, on the back of both increased mobile service revenue and operating efficiencies. Elsewhere, operating income stood at EUR38.6 million, representing a 3.4% rise against 3Q17. DNA’s net income for its latest reporting period was EUR29.1 million, up 4.4% from the EUR27.8 million recorded in the third quarter of 2017.
In operational terms, at the end of September 2018 the MSO had a total of 2.855 million mobile customers on its books, up from 2.790 million a year earlier, with monthly ARPU standing at EUR18.9 in 3Q18 (3Q17: EUR18.5). In the fixed line segment, broadband accesses numbered 478,000 at end-September 2018, up from 454,000 one year previously. Fixed voice customers continued to decline, however, to 43,000 at the end of the reporting period, from 57,000 at 30 September 2017.