Telenor Pakistan reported its Q4 2017 revenues at Rs. 26.07 billion, slightly up from Rs. 25.74 billion revenue during the same period last year.
While revenue growth stagnated during the quarter, major sources included increased data revenues, higher handset sales and growth in subscriptions.
Telenor said that number of subscriptions increased by 0.9 million during the quarter, taking the total base to 42 million, which is 6% more than fourth quarter last year.
Telenor said that it strengthened its position with extreme focus towards reducing capex and prioritizing it towards expanding both the 4G and 3G network footprint.
Telenor said that its 4G population coverage was 38% at the end of 2017.
Opex also decreased notably through solid execution on the efficiency agenda, despite having increased cost from subscriber growth and network expansion.
EBITDA grew by 20% due to gross profit uplift and increased contribution from the cost efficiency programme, resulting in an improvement in EBITDA margin of 5 percentage points.
Telenor’s ARPU plunged to Rs. 200 per subscriber per monthly only, down from Rs. 205 during the same period last year.