A1 Telekom Austria Group


A1 Slovenia

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In Slovenia, competition in the mobile market remained intense with attractive offers including high data allowances. In order to prevent churn, A1 Slovenia launched the “Member get Member” campaign in September 2019, offering discounts to customers who bring friends or family members as new customers. In the fixed-line business, TV content remained an important driver. In April 2019, A1 introduced attractive combine-and-save offers for convergent customers, which contributed to a higher number of revenue generating units (RGUs). Total revenues increased by 0.6 % compared to the previous year. Service revenues grew by 1.0 %, as the increase in fixed-line service revenues more than outweighed the decline in mobile ser vice revenues. Costs and expenses declined, due to lower workforce costs and a wholesale agreement entered into in Q4 2018. This led to a shift in bitstream costs, included in cost of services in the comparison period, to D&A for rights of use in the reporting period, in accordance with the IFRS 16 accounting standard. Also supported by a higher equipment margin, this enabled EBITDA growth of 9.2 %. Despite the increase of depreciation and amortization, operating profit grew by 20.2 % year-on-year.