Leadership in postpaid, with continued growth (+6.8% y-o-y in 3Q16) and share of net additions reaching 42.9% until August 2016. Postpaid market share stood at 42.4% in August (+0.3 p.p. y-o-y).
Mobile ARPU recorded y-o-y growth of 14.9% in 3Q16, driven by market rationality, the increased mix of postpaid clients and the 35% y-o-y growth in Data ARPU, which corresponded to 58.9% of total ARPU in the period.
Broadband accesses totaled 7.3 million in 3Q16 (+1.8% y-o-y), with FTTx accounting for 56.3% of the total accesses and with an 8.6% y-o-y growth. Broadband ARPU increased by 7.8% y-o-y in 3Q16, influenced by the growth in the ultra-broadband customer base.
Pay TV accesses totaled 1.8 million in 3Q16, with IPTV growth of 38.5%, while pay TV ARPU grew 12.4%, reflecting the Company's strategy of focusing on higher-value clients.
Net operating services revenue grew 2.2% in 3Q16 over 3Q15 (+4.5% y-o-y excluding regulatory effects), maintaining its positive performance.
Mobile services revenue climbed 4.9% y-o-y in 3Q16. Excluding the effect of MTR reductions in 2016, this line increased 7.0% over 3Q15. Data and digital services revenue rose 23.3% y-o-y in 3Q16, driven by the strong increase in mobile internet revenue, which grew 36.4% over 3Q15.
Operating costs fell 2.2% y-o-y in 3Q16. Excluding the effect from the corporate restructuring in 3Q15, the reduction was 1.9%, reflecting the continuous efforts to reduce costs by focusing on increasing efficiency and synergies.
EBITDA totaled R$3.4 billion in 3Q16, 8.8% up on 3Q15, with an EBITDA margin of 31.9% (+2.3 p.p. y-o-y). Excluding the R$19.2 million non-recurring effect in 3Q15, EBITDA climbed 8.1% y-o-y, with a margin increase of 2.1 p.p. over the previous year, driven by the capture of synergies and efficiency initiatives.
Third-quarter investments amounted to R$1.9 billion, accounting for 18.2% of net operating revenue. Recurring EBITDA – Capex grew by 42.3% over 3Q15, with a strong expansion in FCF (+36.7% y-o-y).
The focus on executing synergies guaranteed the capture of 64% of NPV of best case scenario and fully delivering the NPV of the base case scenario.
TELEFÔNICA BRASIL – Investor Relations
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