Telenor reveals investment for 2016

Telenor Capex for Q4 2015
Telecom network operator Telenor has revealed its investment for 2016.

Telenor said investments will be centered on the rollout of high-speed mobile and fixed networks across the region.

The Capex to sales ratio of Telenor Group is expected to be 17 percent to 19 percent this year.

Telenor’s Capex to sales ratio for telecom networks was 18.5 percent in 2015 against 15.6 percent in 2014.

How Telenor invested?

Norway 21%
Sweden 6%
India 7%
Bangladesh 8%
Pakistan 9%
Digi 9%
Myanmar 12%
Thailand 14%
Other biz 14%

The telecom operator is expecting a organic revenue growth in the range of 2 percent to 4 percent and an EBITDA margin of 33 percent to 34 percent in 2016.

Telenor revenue rose 2 percent to NOK 33.5 billion in Q4 2015, while revenue grew 5 percent to NOK 128,175 million in 2015.

The mobile service provider’s revenue break up is the following: 21 percent from Noway, 19 percent from Europe, 52 percent from Asia and 8 percent from others.

Telenor added 6.6 million mobile subscribers during the fourth quarter, taking the total number of customers to 203 million.

Stagnant revenue growth in India

1.8 million subscriber growth (+16%)
Subscriber base of 42.6 million
13% ARPU decline
5% organic growth in subscription and traffic revenues
5,000 sites already swapped
Network swap completion mid-2017

“We are entering 2016 with increased competition in some of our key markets, and it will be my key priority to secure focus on profitable growth and cost efficiency,” said Sigve Brekke, chief executive officer of Telenor Group.

Telenor India Q4 2015

Telenor India

Revenue of Telenor India rose to NOK 1,436 million in Q4 2015 from NOK 1,411 million in Q3 2015. Telenor India’s mobile subscriber base reached 42.61 million in Q4 2015 from 40.85 million in Q3 2015. ARPU of Telenor India fell to Rs 88 per month from Rs 91 in the previous quarter. Telenor India has invested NOK 489 million towards Capex program in the country. Telenor India’s Capex in Q3 2015 was NOK 190 million and NOK 248 million in Q2 2015 and NOK 104 million in Q1 2015.

Baburajan K
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