The number of subscriptions increased by 1.45 million during the quarter due to successful market campaigns and launch of new handset models. At the end of the year, the subscription base was 9% higher than at the end of 2011 - having reached 25.3 million customers.
Capital expenditure was mainly related to the on-going network modernisation and expansion of 3G coverage on 850 MHz. At the end of 2012, DTAC had more than 2 million monthly active 3G users.
ARPU in local currency increased by 1% due to the growth in data usage more than offsetting the decline in voice.
However, the EBITDA margin decreased by 2 percentage points, primarily due to the very strong handset sale during the quarter.
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