Full-year revenues at Orange (NYSE: FTE) slipped 4.5% to €40.98 billion (US$56.33 billion), partly due the impact of regulatory measures but also because of problems in certain territories, not least on its home turf, where mobile revenues fell 11.5% and average revenue per user (ARPU) fell 8% in the face of fierce competition from Iliad (Euronext: ILD) and others.
Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) reclaimed its spot as Europe's largest operator by revenues in 2013, racking up €60.1 billion ($82.6 billion) in sales. Adjusted for special factors, such as the merger of T-Mobile US Inc. and MetroPCS Inc. (NYSE: PCS), net profit increased 8.6% to €2.8 billion for the year. The operator says it invested €8.9 billion in 2013, a 10.5% increase on the previous year. (See Deutsche Telekom Works Toward One Network.)
The ongoing turmoil in Ukraine is partly to blame for a $2.7 billion fourth-quarter net loss at Russian operator VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP), reports Reuters. VimpelCom has 25.8 million customers in Ukraine.
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