T-Mobile increased its EBITDA by 2.3 percent to CZK 12.35 billion last year. Revenues rose 4.7 percent to CZK 30.1 billion. The company announced this in a press release on Thursday.
The total number of customers increased by 2% yearly to 6.423 million. Of that, the number of prepaid card users fell 1.1 percent to 1.956 million.
Mobile data consumption was up 47.4 percent, and T-Mobile TV viewers increased 10.5 percent to 237,000 connections.
“Our operations and activities have been affected by the military conflict, the significant increase in inflation, and the rise in the price of various commodities, such as fuel or energy. Just the energy to run our networks, which are energy-intensive, has increased fivefold in price,” said the company’s CEO, Jose Perdomo Lorenzo.
By the end of 2022, 363,468 households could use fiber-optic internet. That’s roughly 80,000 more connections than a year ago.
The pace of covering additional sites mainly depends on regulatory requirements, according to the operator, and the company has minimal options to accelerate it.
That is why T-Mobile has agreed with Vodafone to mutually share infrastructure mutually, making constructing the fiber-optic network more economical, efficient, and faster.
The T-Business division for corporate customers also focused on building private 5G networks for universities and industry. Private campus 5G networks were expanded last year to the Technical University of Liberec and the CEITEC site at the Brno University of Technology.
Kvados and Toyota have also started using private 5G networks. Since January, the division has become the leading partner of the National Industry 4.0 Center platform at CIIRC ČVU. A joint testbed for Industry 4.0 has been established to support the development of the research and experimentation environment.
T-Mobile is part of the multinational Deutsche Telekom Group. The company uses 100 percent renewable electricity for its operations, optimizes its technological infrastructure, reduces material consumption, takes care to eliminate plastics, and promotes a circular economy.