Telefonica expects its revenues to grow between 1% and 4% in 2010, while it plans to spend between 7.45 billion and 7.65 billion euros on capex, up from 7.26 billion euros in 2009. Although it cut capex spending by 11% last year, Telefonica said "3G coverage increased by 15 percentage points, fixed loops able to support bandwidth above 25 Mbps grew by 6 percentage points, whereas the capacity of the IP network doubled," compared with 2008.
Telefonica also said that its revenues in 2009 rose 0.2% on a like-for-like basis to 56.73 billion euros. It added that Telefónica Latinoamérica "contributed 2.7 percentage points to organic growth and.... Telefónica Europa contributed 0.2 percentage points." It also pointed to an improved revenue performance from Telefónica España in the second half of the year, with a slowdown in the pace of year-on-year revenue decline in the fourth quarter. source: Telefonica statement
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