Deutsche Telekom base in Central/Eastern Europe up 12%

Deutsche Telekom AG has registered a growth in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) which is pla yi ng an active role in underpinning the group total earnings.

Mobile phone sales and subscriptions in CEE rose 12% to more than 9.2 million last year.  

Of particular interest is the fact that while company revenues from mobiles rose 11% in the mobile sector, the final quarter underwent a 17.5% explosion. 

Group earnings before interest, taxes and deductions rose 5.7% to US$ 25 billion. Telekom was also able to report that the number of broadband-DSL lines in the CEE region more than doubled last year to 0.5 million, helping to raise the group's total number of broadband lines to 8.5 million. Fixed-line revenues in Eastern Europe remained stable last year despite intense competition from other services such as internet telephony. 

* Telekom's business in the CEE area includes Croatia , the Czech   Republic , Hungary , Poland and Slovakia .

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