Revenue of Beeline in Uzbekistan fell by 1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016– to US$183 million, Vimpelcom Ltd said in its statement.
The revenue of the operator in the first quarter of 2016 made up 469 billion soums in the first quarter of 2016, which rose by 15% year-on-year.
According to the company, the revenue in mobile communication segment grew by 15% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016 and reached 465 billion soums. Revenue in fixed-communication segment exceeded 3 billion soums (+4%).
Revenue from data transfer service reached 90 billion soums in January-March 2016, growing by 7% compared to 2014.
EBITDA (Operating Income before Depreciation and Amortization) in Uzbekistan made up US$100 million in January-March 2016, which fell by 4% compared to the same period of 2015.
At the same time margin of transactions fell by 1.9 percentage points to 61% in the first quarter of 2016.
Beeline subscribers’ base in Uzbekistan by the end of the first quarter of 2016 made up 9.5 million people, which decreased by 8% year-on-year. Number of users of data transfer services fell to 4.4 million subscribers in 2015 (-16%).
Average bill for a mobile subscriber per month (ARPU) made up 15,877 soums in January-March 2016, which grew by 23% compared to the first quarter of 2016.
Indicator MOU (minutes of use) reached 472 minutes in January-March 2016 compared with 498 minutes in the first quarter of 2015.