2009 was a tough year for Greece’s OTE, its revenues of €5,984.1 million being 6.6% down on the previous 12 months. Net income was down by 32.9% to €404 million, and OIBDA by 5% to €2,156.2 million.
The telco also posted a loss of €30.5 million in the last quarter, as opposed to net income of €100.1 million 12 months earlier, though this was largely due to what is described as “an extraordinary ‘special contribution tax’ of €113.1 million”.
OTE had 2.1 million ADSL broadband subscribers at the end of 2009, up from around 1.6 million a year earlier.
Its share of the Greek broadband retail market stood at 50% as of the end of 2009.
OTE’s pay-TV service was available in a total of 60 urban areas throughout Greece and had over 16,000 subscribers at the end of 2009.