FRANKFURT (Dow Jones) – The mobile operator Vodafone Germany has the third quarter of 2009/10 due to the ongoing Customer shrinkage a renewed drop in sales recorded. CEO Fritz Joussen believes the company is still on track: "We have business in this difficult environment significantly can stabilize. Our course, investing in customer acquisition and absolute discipline in cost management demonstrates first effect, "said the manager on Thursday.
The total turnover of the subsidiary of Vodafone plc, the UK fell by 4.3% to 2.297 (previous year: 2.398) billion. An increase was only the Service area of the fixed line segment recorded: Here are the revenues increased by 4.1% to 553 million euros. Service revenue across all lines but decreased by 2.8% over the previous year to EUR 2.203 billion, was compared to Previous quarter, however, both in mobile as well as in the DSL business be increased. In the second quarter service revenue on all of them had Lines located at 2.187 billion EUR.
The revenue loss justified with the Dusseldorf regulatory effects and the difficult macroeconomic situation, which impact on the travel behavior of the customers have. This had the Roaming revenue decreased.
The number of mobile customers fell by 4.2% to about 34.63 million Responsible for the minus according to the company are inactive customers its prepaid cards were sold out. Total used in Reporting period, approximately 38.3 million mobile phone – landline and DSL customers Services from Vodafone in Germany. In the same quarter last year there were approximately 39.2 million people have been.
To stop the continuing decline in the mobile phone customers, has Vodafone to launch a new mobile discounter in Germany announced. For this purpose a decade ago tamped brand Otelo revived.
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February 04, 2010 04:11 ET (09:11 GMT)
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