Telenet, which announced it was taking over Base last week, has seen its net profit fall by 12% for the first trimester, to 34.1 million euros. However, its income increased by 6% to 443.4 million euros, the operator announced on Tuesday. It also confirmed plans for all its activities, which include a 4 to 5% increase in its turnover and a 4% increase in its Ebitda. The increase in its revenue is linked to its cable services and mobile telephone and B2B figures increasing by more than 10%. The number of “triple-play” subscribers (telephone, internet and television) went up by 9%, and now represents 48% of Telenet clients, the Malinois company says. It also now has more than 900,000 mobile phone subscribers (postpaid).
Sticking to figures, the company’s Ebitda fell by 1% to 235 million euros, which didn’t stop its CEO, John Porter, confirming plans for all the company’s activities.
He also spoke about the Base take-over, calling it “an important step that will give Telenet long-term access to the mobile phone market”.
Maria Novak (Source: Belga)