Holding & Services Segment overview





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Business development in the Holding & Services Segment

Sales revenues in the Holding & Services Segment in the reporting period were EUR 114.3 million. This represents a slight decrease of 1.5% compared with the same period in the previous year.

The EBIT of the Holding & Services Segment also saw positive development, increasing from EUR 3.7 million in the previous year to EUR 5.0 million in the reporting period. This was due to slight growth at Energie AG Oberösterreich Telekom GmbH (Telekom GmbH) and service companies.

Fibre-optic expansion is the prerequisite for Upper Austria as a business location

Length of fibre-optic network

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Length of fibre-optic network (bar chart)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brought about an increase in the load on Upper Austria's data networks in the first half of the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The reasons for this were increased remote working and home schooling as well as increased use of digital entertainment programmes. The need for fast broadband internet for Upper Austria as a business location and residential area was again made evident. These developments once again confirmed Energie AG's strategy, as an infrastructure group, of investing in future-proof fibre-optic technology for the past two decades. By the end of the reporting period, the length of the Group's own fibre optic network had reached approx. 6,834 km (previous year: 6,385 km).

Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) expansion progressed successfully in the first half of the 2020/2021 fiscal year, especially within the framework of subsidised projects. By the end of the reporting period, almost 40,000 households in 237 communities had been connected to Energie AG's fibre-optic network. Telekom GmbH's activities also include the wholesale sector for other providers, covering the increased demand for fibre-optic connections for mobile communications facilities.

Another of Telekom GmbH's areas of responsibility is providing electricity metering services for Netz Oberösterreich GmbH (Netz OÖ GmbH). The mass roll-out of smart metering devices (IME-VO Amendment 2017) was completed on schedule in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. The remaining analogue meters will be replaced at the latest when their calibration validity expires. As at 31 March 2021, 655,361 AMIS meters (previous year: 646,000) were installed; this corresponds to around 99% of all electricity meters in the Netz OÖ GmbH supply area. The legal requirements were thus fully met.