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Deutsche Telekom posts strong second quarter and confirms its guidance for 2010

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  • Adjusted EBITDA of EUR 9.9 billion half way through the year
  • Net profit of EUR 1.2 billion at end of half-year, compared with loss of EUR 0.6 billion in prior year
  • Free cash flow up 61 percent to EUR 2.9 billion for the half-year
  • Strong growth in mobile data continues: up 28 percent in the first six months
  • Business in Germany recorded almost stable revenue in the second quarter coupled with an increase in earnings
  • 106,000 net additions to the contract customer base in the United States in the second quarter
  • Margin in the Europe segment largely stable
  • Systems Solutions: Revenue growing, EBIT margin improved

Deutsche Telekom continued the healthy development of the first quarter of 2010 in the period April to June and confirms its guidance for the full year. Revenue in the Germany operating segment stabilized in the second quarter and, at the same time, adjusted EBITDA increased. T-Mobile USA continued its strong growth in the mobile data sector and recorded an increase in the number of contract customers for the first time after three quarters. The EBITDA margin remained at a high level in the Europe segment despite negative regulatory and economic factors impacting several markets. T-Systems increased revenue generated outside the Deutsche Telekom Group and internationally, and improved its EBIT margin.

"On the basis of these good first six months, we can once again confirm our guidance," said Chief Executive Officer René Obermann at a press conference in Bonn. "We have achieved one of our key goals, that of making our business in Germany competitive again."

Free cash flow increased by 60.9 percent year-on-year to EUR 2.9 billion in the first half of 2010, and by 6.1 percent in the second quarter to EUR 1.5 billion.

The positive development in the first half-year was supported by gross savings of EUR 1.0 billion generated by the Save for Service program. Around EUR 0.5 billion of these savings was reinvested in business operations to improve the Company's market and competitive position.

Business in Germany stabilized Business in Germany recorded almost stable revenue in the second quarter coupled with an increase in earnings. The Company consolidated its market leadership in service revenues in the mobile communications sector. With attractive smartphones such as the iPhone on offer, the focus remained on high-value growth in the first half of 2010. The fixed-network broadband market share has remained stable at over 46 percent since 2007. The share of broadband net adds in the second quarter was 52 percent. A total of 1.3 million Entertain products had been sold at June 30, 2010. The number of lines lost fell to 315,000 in the second quarter of 2010, the lowest level in a single quarter since the end of 2005. The second quarter of 2010 was strong, with revenue at the prior-year level of EUR 6.2 billion. This slowed the decline in revenue considerably, following a decrease of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2010. Revenue in the Germany operating segment amounted to EUR 12.4 billion in the first half of 2010, 1.3 percent lower than in the prior-year period.

In a year-on-year comparison of the second quarters, adjusted EBITDA increased by 2.4 percent to EUR 2.4 billion. At EUR 4.7 billion in the first half of 2010, adjusted EBITDA was at the prior-year level.

Fixed-network business recorded a decrease in revenue of 2.9 percent to EUR 4.5 billion in the second quarter of 2010, the smallest decrease since 2008. Adjusted EBITDA fell by 3.3 percent year-on-year in the same period. Taking one-time effects in the second quarter of 2010 into consideration, the decline in revenue was almost offset by effective cost management. Total revenue from domestic mobile communications business increased by 5.5 percent in the second quarter of 2010 to EUR 2.1 billion. The increase in service revenues was particularly high at over 6 percent. Mobile data revenue was also impressive, recording growth of almost 54 percent.

Adjusted EBITDA from mobile communications increased by 14.3 percent to EUR 0.9 billion in the second quarter. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 44.4 percent, an increase of 3.4 percentage points. This was attributable in particular to the positive revenue trend and lower general and administrative expenses.

The number of mobile communications customers decreased by 2.2 million compared with year-end 2009 to 37 million in the first half of 2010. This was mainly attributable to the deregistration, in line with Deutsche Telekom's General Terms and Conditions, of inactive prepay customer cards, reducing the number of customers by 2.5 million to 19.8 million. This did not affect revenue. As the number of contract customers remained virtually constant compared with the end of 2009 at 17.2 million, the deregistration of inactive prepay cus-tomers was the main factor in the decline in the number of SIM cards issued.

United Statesrecords strong growth in mobile data business Indications of stabilization at T-Mobile USA are growing. The number of contract customers rose for the first time since the second quarter of the previous year, rising by 106,000 in the second quarter, compared with a plus of 56,000 in the prior-year quarter. The total number of customers declined by 93,000 compared with the first quarter as a result of the decreases in the prepay segment. At June 30, T-Mobile USA had 33.6 million customers, compared with 33.5 million one year before. There was a total of 6.5 million 3G smartphones using T-Mobile USA's network at the end of June, 1.3 million more than at the end of the first quarter. The HSPA+ network now covers 85 million people, with major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Seattle having been added between April and June. HSPA+ coverage is to be expanded to 185 million people by the end of the year and the number of 3G smartphones using the network is to rise to 8 million.

This trend also contributed to the increase in average data revenue per customer of USD 0.70 in the second quarter to USD 11.60. Total data revenue – including text and multimedia messaging – continued to grow strongly with an increase of 18 percent compared with the second quarter of 2009 to USD 1.17 billion and now accounts for 25.0 percent of monthly revenue per customer, compared with 20.8 percent one year before.

This contributed to the healthy trend in service revenues, which increased by 1.5 percent over the first quarter to USD 4.6 billion. Compared with the prior-year quarter, this represents a decrease of 1.1 percent, meaning the decrease has slowed considerably in comparison with last year, following a decline of 2.5 percent in the first quarter.

In U.S. dollar terms, total revenue remained stable in the second quarter at EUR 5.3 billion. Measured in euros, it increased by 6.9 percent to EUR 4.2 billion.

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 2 percent compared with the first quarter to USD 1.4 billion, Adjusted EBITDA fell by 11.2 percent comapred with the prior-year quarter, primarily due to higher customer acquisition costs and the year-on-year decrease in revenue. Measured in euros, adjusted EBITDA amounted to EUR 1.1 billion, which corresponds to a decrease of 4.8 percent.

At the end of July 2010, the market research company J.D. Power awarded T-Mobile USA the best marks of all national mobile carriers for its customer service. This underlines the company's success in its aim of offering customers the best service, the latest handsets, the fastest mobile communications network and attractively priced calling plans.

Europeretains high EBITDA margin The former segments Southern and Eastern Europe (SEE) and Europe were merged to form a single segment, Europe, as of April 1, 2010. T-Mobile UK was deconsolidated effective the same date after the company had been made part of the mobile communications joint venture Everything Everywhere with France Telecom in the United Kingdom. Adjusted for the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK, the companies brought together to create the Europe operating segment succeeded in keeping the segment's EBITDA margin practically stable compared with the prior-year quarter despite the difficult economic environment.

Total revenue of the Europe operating segment decreased by 6.8 percent in the first half-year, in particular as a result of the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK. Adjusted for this effect, revenue increased by 2.8 percent as the OTE group was fully consolidated for a full half-year for the first time. In addition, cuts in termination charges and intense competition reduced revenue, while positive currency translation effects, in particular in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, had an offsetting effect. Adjusted for special factors, the segment's EBITDA increased by 2.3 percent. Adjusted for the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK, EBITDA grew by 7.9 percent, again attributable to the fact that the OTE group was fully consolidated for one month longer in 2010. The EBITDA margin increased by around 2 percentage points.

T-Mobile Netherlands recorded a strong performance with an increase of more than 44 percent in its adjusted EBITDA for the first half-year. The EBITDA margin increased by almost 9 percentage points, both in a comparison of the second quarters and of the first half-years. Operations in Poland and the Czech Republic also continued to report large margins for the first half-year of around 39 and 48 percent, respectively.

The national company in Greece kept its margin stable in the second quarter of 2010 at 36 percent thanks to strict cost discipline. In Hungary the adjusted EBITDA margin increased by 2 percentage points in the second quarter to 43 percent.

The broadband market of the Europe operating segment continued to grow in the second quarter of 2010. The total number of retail broadband lines increased year-on-year by 14 percent to 4.1 million. Another pleasing development was IPTV business. The number of customers for Internet-based TV increased by 76 percent compared to the first half of the prior year to approximately 515,000.

The number of mobile contract customers served by the Europe operating segment increased by a total of 285,000 in the second quarter.

T-Mobile CZ improved its contract customer base by 5 percent in a comparison of the second quarters and recorded an extremely low churn rate of 0.4 percent in this customer segment at the end of the half-year.

Systems Solutions – Revenue growth and improved earnings T-Systems' business developed encouragingly overall in the first half of 2010 and saw continued revenue growth and a clear improvement in its earnings in the second quarter. Total revenue increased by just under 3 percent in the second quarter to EUR 2.2 billion. Revenue generated outside the Group increased to a far greater extent, by 7.2 percent, and international revenue by 7.9 percent.

Despite the fact that the global economy has not yet fully recovered, the level of new orders was 2.9 percent higher at the end of the first half-year than in the prior-year period. New big deals include those with Deka-Bank, TUI-Travel, the federal state of Hesse and Deutsche Post DHL.

The substantial improvement in profitability was reflected in the significant increase in adjusted EBIT, which, at EUR 123 million at the end of the first half-year, was up 34 percent on the prior-year period. The growth rate was also very high in the second quarter at 31 percent. This demonstrates once more that the Save for Service efficiency enhancement program is taking effect. The adjusted EBIT margin totaled 3.4 percent, up from 2.7 percent the prior-year quarter.

T-Systems also made progress in the field of connected work with unique ICT solutions. Many customers are increasingly opting for cloud services and T-Systems' customers already get two thirds of all SAP services from the cloud. That means they receive services as they need them and pay only for what they have used. The operating segment also offers attractive systems integration services, with one in five of the world’s largest international airports with 25 million or more passengers annually using airport solutions and services provided by T-Systems.

Pro forma figures for the second quarter (adjusted for the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK effective April 1, 2010) In the United Kingdom, the former T-Mobile UK became part of the joint venture with France Telecom called Everything Everywhere effective April 1. In the following tables, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted and unadjusted net profit in the second quarters are presented both including and excluding T-Mobile UK to improve the transparency of the development of operations in the second quarter of both years. This presentation is a supplement to the table showing the actual figures for both quarters (please refer to page 10).

Pro forma figures taking into consideration the impact of the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK effective April 1, 2010*:

ReportedPro forma
Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURQ2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %
Net revenue15,53116,23815,53115,3860.9
Adjusted EBITDA5,0125,2585,0125,107(1.9)
Net profit47552172259920.5
Adjusted net profit8147568368310.6

*Unaudited

Comments on the table: The second quarter of 2009 has been fully adjusted to exclude the revenue and earnings contribution of T-Mobile UK to adjusted EBITDA, net profit, and adjusted net profit. The second quarter of 2010 has been adjusted for the deconsolidation effect of T-Mobile UK and the joint venture's contribution to earnings.

On a like-for-like basis – i.e., excluding the revenue and earnings contributions of T-Mobile UK – net revenue increased by 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2010. Total revenue in the Europe segment decreased by 3.6 percent from EUR 4.18 billion to EUR 4.03 billion.

Adjusted EBITDA amounted to EUR 5.0 billion, comparable with the prior-year figure of EUR 5.1 billion which has been adjusted to exclude the adjusted EBITDA of EUR 151 million generated by T-Mobile UK in the second quarter of 2009. The reduction in the Europe segment was 6.6 percent, from EUR 1.53 billion to EUR 1.43 billion.

On a like-for-like basis, net profit increased by 20.5 percent between April and June. Pro forma net profit for the second quarter of 2010 has been adjusted for the negative deconsolidation effect on net profit of EUR 0.2 billion. This includes an effect from the derecognition in profit or loss of accumulated foreign currency translations of items in the statement of financial position relating to the UK or balance-sheet figures relating to the UK.

The Deutsche Telekom Group at a glance*: T-Mobile UK no longer fully consolidated since April 1, 2010

Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %H1 2010 millions of EURH1 2009 millions of EURChange %FY 2009 millions of EUR
Net revenue15,53116,238(4.4)31,34332,140(2.5)64,602
Of which: domestic6,7616,817(0.8)13,50013,760(1.9)28,033
Of which: international8,7709,421(6.9)17,84318,380(2.9)36,569
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)1,7112,012(15.0)3,7402,25665.86,012
Adjusted EBIT2,2472,258(0.5)4,4774,1757.29,158
EBITDA4,4795,027(10.9)9,1699,969(8.0)19,906
Adjusted EBITDA5,0125,258(4.7)9,90210,070(1.7)20,668
Adjusted EBITDA margin32.3%32.4%(0.1)%p31.6%31.3%0.3%p32.0%
Net profit (loss)475521(8.8)1,242(603)n.a.353
Adjusted net profit8147567.71,7051,41120.83,390
Free cash flow (before dividend payments and spectrum investment)1,4891,4046.12,9281,82060.96,969
Net cash from operating activities2,1423,512(39.0)5,4136,478(16.4)15,795
Cash outflows for investments in property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets (excluding goodwill)2,0412,211(7.7)3,9754,822(17.6)9,202
Net debt at reporting date---46,25044,9662.940,911
Number of employees at reporting date---251,258261,373(3.9)259,920

Germanyoperating segment*:

Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %H1 2010 millions of EURH1 2009 millions of EURChange %FY 2009 millions of EUR
Total revenue6,1976,220(0.4)12,38612,551(1.3)25,423
Of which: fixed network4,4964,628(2.9)9,0269,352(3.5)18,736
Of which: mobile communications2,0541,9475.54,0543,8994.08,109
Net revenue5,8065,851(0.8)11,61011,820(1.8)23,813
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)1,3271,2744.22,4982,599(3.9)5,062
Adjusted EBIT1,4081,3038.12,6932,6501.65,418
EBITDA2,3572,359(0.1)4,5424,700(3.4)9,258
Adjusted EBITDA2,4382,3812.44,7374,744(0.1)9,607
Of which: fixed network1,5301,582(3.3)2,9983,191(6.0)6,247
Of which: mobile communications91279814.31,7401,55911.63,373
Adjusted EBITDA margin39.3%38.3%1.0%p38.2%37.8%0.4%p37.7%
Number of employees (average)79,72985,142(6.4)80,22985,615(6.3)84,584

Comments on the table: The contributions of the Fixed Network and Mobile Communications segments generally show the unconsolidated view and do not take consolidation effects at operating segment level into consideration.

Europeoperating segment*:

Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %H1 2010 millions of EURH1 2009 millions of EURChange %FY 2009 millions of EUR
Total revenue4,0305,065(20.4)8,8049,448(6.8)19,607
Of which: Greece9631,058(9.0)1,9601,71314.43,899
Of which: Romania293295(0.7)58449917.01,104
Of which: Hungary402412(2.4)8048030.11,682
Of which: Poland4514402.58928564.21,757
Of which: Czech Republic291310(6.1)570585(2.6)1,191
Of which: Croatia289292(1.0)556570(2.5)1,161
Of which: Netherlands448465(3.7)890909(2.1)1,807
Of which: Slovakia233246(5.3)463490(5.5)974
Of which: Austria243255(4.7)491522(5.9)1,038
Of which: Bulgaria1051041.0209185(13.0)423
Of which: United Kingdom an.a.886n.a.7831,722n.a.3,390
Of which: Other b3763721.17347132.91,462
Net revenue3,8694,905(21.1)8,4829,141(7.2)18,996
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT) c166464(64.2)841(819)n.a.140
Adjusted EBIT542638(15.0)1,27098329.22,583
EBITDA1,0581,520(30.4)2,5922,960(12.4)6,297
Adjusted EBITDA1,4311,686(15.1)3,0182,9512.36,390
Of which: Greece346383(9.7)72262216.11,447
Of which: Romania7172(1.4)1431392.9293
Of which: Hungary1711691.23333330.0675
Of which: Poland1761703.534528023.2616
Of which: Czech Republic139181(23.2)274308(11.0)614
Of which: Croatia124133(6.8)237261(9.2)525
Of which: Netherlands13910335.024116744.3430
Of which: Slovakia105120(12.5)212232(8.6)439
Of which: Austria6170(12.9)14412317.1283
Of which: Bulgaria4147(12.8)81749.5167
Of which: United Kingdom-153n.a.167266n.a.611
Of which: Other b7479(6.3)140144(2.8)279
Adjusted EBITDA margin35.5%33.3%2.2%p34.3%31.2%3.1%p32.6%
Number of employees (average)64,35972,597(11.3)67,24267,1110.269,277

Comments on the table: The contributions of the national companies generally correspond to their respective unconsolidated financial statements and do not take consolidation effects at the operating segment level into consideration. a Deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK effective April 1, 2010.

b Other: national companies of Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro, as well as ICSS, Europe Headquarters, and T-Mobile International UK up to and including May 2010.

c Including an impairment loss of EUR 1.8 billion recognized on the goodwill of the cash-generating unit T-Mobile UK in the first quarter of 2009.

United Statesoperating segment:

Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %H1 2010 millions of EURH1 2009 millions of EURChange %FY 2009 millions of EUR
Total revenue4,1883,9186.98,0028,055(0.7)15,471
Net revenue4,1853,9146.97,9958,047(0.6)15,457
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)600654(8.3)1,1441,184(3.4)2,233
Adjusted EBIT600654(8.3)1,1441,184(3.4)2,233
EBITDA1,1201,176(4.8)2,1282,237(4.9)4,261
Adjusted EBITDA1,1201,176(4.8)2,1282,237(4.9)4,261
Adjusted EBITDA margin26.7%30.0%(3.3)%p26.6%27.8%(1.2)%p27.5%
Number of employees (average)37,61237,863(0.7)38,13837,7910.938,231

Systems Solutions operating segment*:

Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %H1 2010 millions of EURH1 2009 millions of EURChange %FY 2009 millions of EUR
Total revenue2,2422,1792.94,3734,2852.18,798
Of which: Computing Services7777079.81,5271,3959.52,925
Of which: Desktop Services3613464.37056724.91,404
Of which: Systems Integration4374282.28638600.31,741
Of which: Telecommunications748783(4.4)1,4931,563(4.5)3,225
Of which: Other a(80)(85)4.9(214)(205)(4.4)(497)
Net revenue1,6101,5027.23,1422,9984.86,083
New orders2,2932,315(0.9)4,4504,3252.99,305
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)5627n.a.743894.7(11)
Adjusted EBIT765831.01239233.7229
EBITDA2112005.5379388(2.3)710
Adjusted EBITDA231231n.a.427442(3.4)923
Adjusted EBITDA margin10.310.6(0.3)%p9.8%10.3%(0.5)%p10.5%
Number of employees (average)47,48044,8635.847,46344,6566.345,328

Comments on the table: The 160,000 or so business customers transferred from the Systems Solutions operating segment effective January 1, 2009 are shown as part of the fixed-network operations in the Germany operating segment. All prior-quarter and prior-year figures have been adjusted for better comparability. a Non-core activities and consolidation

Group Headquarters & Shared Services*:

Q2 2010 millions of EURQ2 2009 millions of EURChange %H1 2010 millions of EURH1 2009 millions of EURChange %FY 2009 millions of EUR
Total revenue583612(4.7)1,1481,230(6.7)2,410
Net revenue6166(7.6)114134(14.9)253
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)(426)(344)(23.8)(791)(653)(21.1)(1,249)
Adjusted EBIT(363)(332)(9.3)(723)(641)(12.8)(1,148)
EBITDA(245)(154)(59.1)(422)(204)n.a.(416)
Adjusted EBITDA(182)(142)(28.2)(354)(192)(84.4)(315)
Number of employees (average)22,39919,91512.522,23419,68013.020,181

*Deutsche Telekom defines EBITDA as profit/loss from operations before depreciation, amortization and impairment losses. For a detailed explanation of non-GAAP performance measures, special factors affecting EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, the adjusted EBITDA margin as well as special factors affecting profit or loss and the adjusted net profit, please refer to “Reconciliation to pro forma figures” that is posted on Deutsche Telekom's Investor Relations website at www.telekom.com.

Development of customer numbers in the second quarter of 2010. Germanyoperating segment:

June 30, 2010 thousandsJune 30, 2009 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Fixed network
Fixed-network lines25,54927,226(1,677)(6.2)
Broadband lines13,87213,6062662.0
Retail11,79511,2295665.0
Wholesale bundled lines1,3541,952(598)(30.6)
ULLs9,2938,7425516.3
Wholesale unbundled lines72342529870.1
Mobile communications
Mobile customers a36,97639,103(2,127)(5.4)

Comments on the table: a Deactivation of inactive prepay customers' cards: 2009 full year (4.4 million); Q1 2010 (1.5 million). On April 1, 2010, Telekom Deutschland GmbH began to automatically terminate prepaid cards that have not been topped up for two years and have not been active for three months.

Europeoperating segment:

June 30, 2010 thousandsJune 30, 2009 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Europetotal a
Fixed-network lines11,73612,689(953)(7.5)
Retail broadband lines4,0783,57949913.9
Wholesale bundled lines202263(61)(23.2)
ULLs1,31090340745.1
holesale unbundled lines3628828.6
Mobile customers a60,50760,650(143)(0.2)
Greece
Fixed-network lines3,9704,407(437)(9.9)
Broadband lines1,1391,03510410.0
Mobile customers 8,5098,793(284)(3.2)
Romania b
Fixed-network lines2,6662,896(230)(7.9)
Broadband lines84072511515.9
Mobile customers7,0876,33075712.0
Hungary
Fixed-network lines1,7291,918(189)(9.9)
Broadband lines798776222.8
Mobile customers5,1315,256(125)(2.4)
Poland
Mobile customers13,27613,409(133)(1.0)
CzechRepublic
Fixed-network lines49-n.a.n.a.
Broadband lines49-n.a.n.a.
Mobile customers5,4645,433310.6
Croatia
Fixed-network lines1,4461,513(67)(4.4)
Broadband lines5845107414.5
Mobile customers2,7792,867(88)(3.1)
Netherlands
Fixed-network lines288301(13)(4.3)
Broadband lines288301(13)(4.3)
Mobile customers4,3825,423(1,041)(19.2)
Slovakia
Fixed-network lines1,0841,114(30)(2.7)
Broadband lines4183645414.8
Mobile customers2,4122,323893.8
Austria
Mobile customers 3,653 3,402 251 7.4
Bulgaria
Mobilecustomers3,9544,008(54)(1.3)
Other c
Fixed-network lines504541(37)(6.8)
Broadband lines2001594125.8
Mobile customers3,8613,40645513.4

Comments on the table: a For better comparability, the customers of T-Mobile UK, who were transferred to the Everything Everywhere joint venture as of April 1, 2010 following the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, were subtracted from all historical customer figures. b Including the Romanian company Zapp since November 1, 2009.

c Other: national companies of Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro.

United Statesoperating segment:

June 30, 2010 thousandsJune 30, 2009 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Mobile customers a33,62033,4971230.4

Comments on the table: a One mobile communications card corresponds to one customer.

Net additions in the second quarter of 2010. Germanyoperating segment:

Q2 2010 thousandsQ2 2009 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Fixed network
Fixed-network lines(315)(473)15833.4
Broadband lines Retail23 13097 246(74) (116)(76.3) (47.2)
Wholesale bundled lines(169)(257)8834.2
ULLs51137(86)(62.8)
Wholesale unbundled lines62108(46)(42.6)
Mobile communications
Mobile customers a(1,568)119(1,687)n.a.

Comments on the table: a Deactivation of inactive prepay customers' cards: 2009 full year (4.4 million); Q1 2010 (1.5 million). On April 1, 2010, Telekom Deutschland GmbH began to automatically terminate prepaid cards that have not been topped up for two years and have not been active for three months.

Europeoperating segment:

Q2 2010 thousandsQ2 2009 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Europetotal a
Fixed-network lines(254)(248)(6)(0.2)
Retail broadband lines68101(33)(32.7)
Wholesale bundled lines(11)(19)842.1
ULLs100106(6)(5.7)
Wholesale unbundled lines12(1)(50.0)
Mobile customers a(304)1,038(1,342)n.a.
Greece
Fixed-network lines(125)(83)(42)(50.6)
Broadband lines(1)21(22)n.a.
Mobile customers(305)381(686)n.a.
Romania b
Fixed-network lines(55)(75)2026.7
Broadband lines3224833.3
Mobile customers(68)224(292)n.a.
Hungary
Fixed-network lines(42)(48)612.5
Broadband lines02(2)n.a.
Mobile customers11(91)102n.a.
Poland
Mobile customers(86)122(208)n.a.
CzechRepublic
Fixed-network lines3-n.a.n.a.
Broadband lines3-n.a.n.a.
Mobile customers1622(6)(27.3)
Croatia
Fixed-network lines(16)(18)211.1
Broadband lines1117(6)(35.3)
Mobile customers(19)86(105)n.a.
Netherlands
Fixed-network lines(2)(1)1(83.3)
Broadband lines(2)(1)(1)(100)
Mobile customers(9)188(197)n.a.
Slovakia
Fixed-network lines(9)(9)00
Broadband lines108225.0
Mobile customers13(8)21n.a.
Austria
Mobile customers26(16)42n.a.
Bulgaria
Mobile customers109(4)113n.a.
Other c
Fixed-network lines(8)(15)7(46.7)
Broadband lines(5)12(7)(58.3)
Mobile customers9135(126)(93.3)

Comments on the table: a For better comparability, the customers of T-Mobile UK, who were transferred to the Everything Everywhere joint venture as of April 1, 2010 following the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, were subtracted from all historical customer figures. b Including the Romanian company Zapp since November 1, 2009.

c Other: national companies of Albania, the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia, and Montenegro.

United Statesoperating segment:

Q2 2010 thousandsQ2 2009 thousandsChange thousandsChange %
Mobile customers a(93)325(417)n.a.

Comments on the table: a One mobile communications card corresponds to one customer.

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