Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
Markets  |  February 04, 2013 11:27:04

European operators are unable to raise revenue through 4G networks, unlike the U.S.


European telecom operators fail to follow their U.S. counterparts in efforts to increase its tariff revenue through new services bound to the new 4G network.

British operator EE venture project Deutsche T. and T. France, last month lowered tariffs tied to the fastest 4G network. A similar step was taken also Vivendi in France as the price of such tariffs by up to 25%. The reduction of these tariffs announced a German Vodafone. According to some commentaries price reduction of tariffs associated with 4G networks suggests plans or belief operators in increasing revenues in this direction fail. European consumers are not able or willing to get a faster data transfer pay more. Unlike the U.S., where the relatively well established.According to the comments it is because the European market is struggling with high levels of regulation and high competitive environment, which itself prevents price increases tariffs.

In the U.S., operators' revenues per client for the last 5 years have increased from 41 to 50 USD per month. Over the same period revenues in Europe decreased from 41 USD to 32 USD. European firms fail to reflect the growth of data transferred to the corresponding revenue growth.
American Verizon proved in 4Q from clients using smart mobile devices and network connections over 4G squeeze on average 147 USD per month.

According to a survey by Bloomberg European telecommunications sector capital investment this year rises by about 6.8%, but overall sales decline in the same period by 2.8%.

Shares of European operators in the last year significantly lagged behind the general development of the major indices. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index at the end of January for the last 12 months grew by 11%. T. France shares in the same period fell by 28%, Telefónica shares fell by 22%. Vodafone shares rose by 1.7% and Deutsche T. by 3.9%.
U.S. operators Verizon and AT & T in that horizon grew by 18 and 20% respectively.

European operators in the last year, and reduce or even completely abolished the payment of dividends and reduce the prospects for 2013 in this regard.

European operators must among other things, deal with the negative impact of high prices for acquiring the necessary licenses for 4Q net. In 2011, Spain and France sold the necessary licenses for 1.65 or 3.5 mld.EUR. In December last year, four Dutch operators already pay the state 3.8 billionEuros, beating market expectations and sent shares significantly affected operators into the red.

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