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1Q 2017 Results

In Ukraine, total revenue increased organically by 12% and mobile service revenue grew organically by 11%, driven by successful commercial activities and continued strong growth of mobile data revenue, which grew organically by 70%, driven by growing data customers, successful marketing activities and the launch of new data bundles. Underlying EBITDA, adjusted for performance transformation costs in Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, grew organically by 15%.


In Uzbekistan, total revenue increased organically by 9.5% and mobile service revenue increased organically by 9.6%, primarily as a result of the impact of Beeline´s price plans being denominated in U.S. dollars, together with increased revenues from interconnect services, value added services and mobile data traffic. In particular, mobile data revenue increased organically by 30%, driven by increased smartphone penetration, promotions and the launch of new bundled offerings. Underlying EBITDA decreased organically by 4.1%, excluding the positive effect of the reversal of a litigation provision and a reversal of a bad debts provision in Q1 2016. The decrease in underlying EBITDA was mainly driven by higher interconnect costs, increased content costs, customer costs and increased structural opex.

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  • Russia
  • Eurasia