This morning, Vodafone delivered their annual results. Overall, pretty healthy on the surface as they turned €41b and EBITDA was €14.5b. But they had a charge against that of nearly €6 (impairment charges) ‘primarily in respect of Spain’ – and said no more on that. Its wasn’t the only lack of transparency, possibly as they are Preliminary results, with more details to follow? As a Nation we are now, bundled into ‘other Europe’ so its impossible at this stage to get comparative numbers about our usage etc against our compatriots around the world. All it reveals is that, as of 31 march 2009 they had 2,264,000 customers here – down 89,000 on they same period last year and that 70% of those customers are prepaid. I’d prefer to have the average revenues, texting and data numbers, but its wouldn’t be fair to break up the new economic area of ‘other Europe’ to try and extrapolate those numbers.
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