Vodafone results show more than 130 million users around the world
Posted on 28-Jan-2004 21:18
Filed under: News
Vodafone has announced key performance indicators for the quarter ended 31 December 2003. The main highlights are:
Over 4.3 million net additions in the quarter, increasing the proportionate customer base to over 130.4 million
Blended annual ARPU up Ä4 to Ä359 in Italy, stable at Ä311 in Germany and reduced •1,901 to •82,917 in Japan, compared to September 2003. Excluding the £4 uplift from acquiring Singlepoint, ARPU in the UK was up £2 to £299
Total data revenues increased to 15.9%
Mobile Connect Card customers in controlled operations increased to 167,000
Vodafone live! customers increased to 4.5 million in controlled operations. The UK passed 1 million customers during the quarter, reaching 1,030,000 customers by 31 December 2003, with Germany at 1,580,000 and Italy at 780,000. Vodafone live! is now available in 15 countries, including 2 associates in France and Switzerland, and will be launched in Belgium during 2004. Since its launch on 29 October 2003, SFR in France added 330,000 customers by the end of the year.
In addition, the Group has a further 12.8 million Vodafone live! customers following the rebranding of J-Sky in Japan on 1 October 2003. Over 86% of Vodafone K.K.ís registered customer base has a Vodafone live! enabled handset.
For the Groupís controlled operations, data as a percentage of service revenues continued to grow, increasing to 15.9% for the year to December 2003. Data in the month of December 2003 was 17.3%, up from 16.0% in December 2002. Excluding Japan, the percentage of service revenues from non-messaging data revenue has increased from 0.7% in December 2002 to 1.6% in December 2003.
The charts below show ARPU and customer base in each Vodafone operation.