Telefónica reported a 45,4% rise in revenues, in the the first three months of 2006, to 12,036.4 million euros, supported by the general growth in every business lines. In that quarter the Companys net income exceeded 1,270 million euros, increasing by 39.6% in comparison with March 2005.
As of the end of March, Telefónica Groups total number of accesses reached 186.1 million, a year-on-year increase of 42.2%, with cellular and retail Internet broadband accesses being the main contributors to this performance. Of the total number of accesses, 184.2 million correspond to final client accesses and 1.9 million to wholesale accesses.
Telefónica Groups cellular accesses totalled 131.3 million at 31st March 2006, equivalent to a 61.2% year-on-year increase. The strong commercial activity in the Telefónica Móviles Groups operating markets, with a net gain over the quarter of 4.1 million clients allowed to manage a 98.5 million client base, equivalent to a 21% year-on-year growth. In Telefónica O2 Europe, cellular accesses amounted to 32.8 million, of which 4.7 million belong to Cesky Telecom and 28.1 million to O2 Group.
The number of retail Internet broadband accesses stood at 6.3 million (+55.4%), constituting one of the main driving forces of the growth of the fixed operators. The figure has exceeded the 3 million mark in Spain, up 46.8% up over the first quarter of 2005, and in Latin America it has reached 2.9 million (+50.2% year-on-year).
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