Service revenues for the quarter ended September 30th, 2017, reached EUR 186 million, increasing by 4.1%, compared to same period last year, on an organic basis.
Vodafone Romania had 9,754,823 total customers (mobile, fixed voice and machine to machine) at September 30th, 2017, representing an increase of 386,219 users (4.1%) as compared to the same period of last year. Out of the total number of customers, 9,037,191 were mobile customers.
Vodafone Romania’s mobile ARPU was Euro 6.1 over the three months ended on September 30th, 2017.
At September 30th, 2017, mobile postpaid customers represented 40%, and prepaid customers 60% of the total mobile base. Mobile prepaid base as a percentage of total mobile base increased by 0.4 percentage points as compared to the previous quarter.
Data usage increased by 90% for the quarter ended September 30th, 2017, compared to the same period of last year. During the quarter Vodafone Romania launched Vodafone Pass which allows customers to buy passes that give ‘worry-free’ access to social, video and music applications without using their data allowance.
In addition, Vodafone launched Supernet™ 4.5G recently, providing customers with enhanced optimization for video streaming, stronger built-in security and more bandwidth. Moreover, Vodafone Romania was the first mobile network in the country to have demonstrated speeds in the range of 800Mbps on a commercially launched smartphone. It was also awarded the fastest mobile network in the country, according to the results of more than 250,000 tests run by customers during July-September 2017 using Speedtest® by Ookla®, the worldwide leader in internet testing and analysis.
“The latest quarter was marked by the launch of innovative offers, such as Vodafone Pass, which led to sustained increase of our customer base. We also continued to focus on network upgrade, materialized through the recent launch of Supernet™ 4.5G, and brought best-in-class experience to our users, as recognized by Ookla’s confirmation of our network superiority through The Fastest Mobile Network in the country award”, stated Murielle Lorilloux, CEO Vodafone Romania.
Vodafone Romania is a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies providing a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 48 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of September 30, 2017, Vodafone Group had 522.8 million mobile customers and 18.8 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.