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OSKAR IS THE ONLY CZECH OPERATOR TO CONSISTENTLY INCREASE MARKET SHARE

06. March 2002

In 2001, Oskar’s subscriber base grew by 185% to 858,400 customers Revenues increased to $125.9 million With a record number of new subscribers and a remarkable increase in both market share and revenues Oskar is well positioned to top the 1,000,000 subscriber mark. That’s how Oskar stands after the year 2001 ! As of December 31st 2001, Oskar‘s subscriber base reached 858,400, representing growth of 185% over the year 2000. Oskar added 178,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter alone, more than any quarter since commercial launch. Last year, Oskar was the only GSM operator in the Czech Republic to consistently increase its market share.

  • In 2001, Oskar’s subscriber base grew by 185% to 858,400 customers
  • Revenues increased to $125.9 million
  • With a record number of new subscribers and a remarkable increase in both market share and revenues Oskar is well positioned to top the 1,000,000 subscriber mark. That’s how Oskar stands after the year 2001 !

    As of December 31st 2001, Oskar‘s subscriber base reached 858,400, representing growth of 185% over the year 2000. Oskar added 178,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter alone, more than any quarter since commercial launch.

    Last year, Oskar was the only GSM operator in the Czech Republic to consistently increase its market share. Oskar took its 7% market share at the beginning of 2001, and grew it to a respectable 12% by year-end.

    “Although 2001 was Oskar’s first full year of operation in the Czech Republic, Oskar ranks among the best known and the most popular brands on the Czech market. The increasing popularity of the Oskar brand is best illustrated by the fact that Oskar’s services are used by nearly one in ten Czechs,” said Karla Stephens, Senior Vice President at Cesky Mobil.

    In 2001 revenues increased to $125.9 million compared to $21.5 million in 2000, reflecting rapid subscriber growth. Negative EBITDA was reduced by 49% to $41.6 million compared to $82.0 million last year.

    “The 2001 results demonstrate that we are successfully managing our rapid growth by containing costs and generating strong EBITDA,” added Karla Stephens. “Our focus will remain, achieving profitable growth in 2002.”

    Cesky Mobil became the first dual-band (GSM 900/1800) network operator in the Czech Republic after being granted its license in October 1999. It launched commercial operation of its leading edge GSM network on March 1, 2000 under the brand name Oskar. The end of 2001 saw Oskar with in excess of 858,000 subscribers making it one of the leading, third license operators in Central Europe! At the World Communication Awards in August 2001, Oskar was a nominee for the Best Mobile Operator award.

    Through the ClearWave holding, Český Mobil a.s. is a member of the telecommunications group of Canadian-based Telesystem International Wireless (TIW). The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TIW") and NASDAQ ("TIWI").