Swisscom reported a virtually unaffected net revenue at CHF 2.885 billion in the first quarter of 2016. EBITDA rose by 2.9%. There is a CHF 11 million surge in the Swisscom’s core business, which was mainly driven by reduced cost for subscriber acquisition and maintenance, pointed out a release by the company.
Swisscom’s net profit increased by 3.7% and reached CHF 364 million. Group-wide capital expenditure too showed a rise of 8.6% and reached CHF 596 million. In Switzerland, the Group’s capital expenditure was more that it surged to CHF 425 million mainly due to the expansion of broadband networks.
By the end of March 2016, Swisscom has connected around 3 million homes and businesses with ultra-fast broadband. Besides, over 98% of all Swisscom customers have access to the LTE network.
In the first quarter of 2016, Swisscom’s data traffic rose by a factor of 2.9 year-on-year, and voice traffic rose by 18%. Due to the reduction in roaming charges, Swisscom also witnessed an increase in roaming. Swisscom TV subscriptions too have witnessed a rise, of 13.8% y-o-y and by 36,000 in Q1 to 1.37 million. The two-third customers among this use the cloud-based Swisscom TV 2.0 service.
Regarding the fixed-line retail broadband, the connections surged by 3.1% and reached 1.97 million. Among its offerings, bundled offers with flat-rate tariffs faced a huge demand. There was a 16.5% increase in the number of customers using a bundled packages. Revenue from bundled contracts rose by 13.8% and marked CHF 603 million.
Swisscom’s Enterprise Customers division’s revenue from external customers stands at CHF 605 million, showing a slight decline of 0.3%. Reporting a stable revenue, Swisscom’s outlook for 2016 remains unchanged. It expects a net revenue of CHF 11.6 billion, EBITDA of CHF 4.2 billion and capital expenditure in excess of CHF 2.3 billion.