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Strong brands, strong service

1&1 Drillisch AG develops wireless and broadband products - reliable, price-leading and with a customer service that has won several awards. As the largest provider of alternative DSL connections and the leading virtual network operator (MVNO) in Germany, the company relies on strong brands like 1&1, yourfone and winSIM.

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1&1 Drillisch AG

With almost 15 million customer contracts - including more than 10 million wireless customers - 1&1 Drillisch AG is one of the leading telecommunications providers in Germany. The company markets innovative broadband and wireless services products with the brands of its wholly owned subsidiaries 1&1 Telecommunication SE and Drillisch Online GmbH. In June 2019, 1&1 Drillisch successfully participated in the 5G auction of the Federal Network Agency. With the frequencies acquired at the auction, the company is now in a position to build a high-performance mobile radio network.

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Our brands

From the latest hardware to attractive sim-only and bundle offers: The brand portfolio of 1&1 Drillisch offers wireless services products and broadband connections tailored to the wishes of our customers - supplemented by applications such as home networking, online storage, video-on-demand or IPTV.

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1&1 is a leading broadband and mobile internet provider in Germany with several awards for the best customer satisfaction and the best fixed-line network. All products are always offered with the latest hardware, which make them likewise attractive for B2C und B2B customers.

As an innovative mobile phone discount provider, yourfone offers the latest in smartphones with powerful LTE rate plans at attractive prices. yourfone is the recipient of numerous awards from independent media and institutions, including recognition of the high quality of its service.

This brand name is well known for low prices and flexible rate plans. has set new standards on the mobile market and is the first provider ever to offer LTE rate plans that can be terminated from one day to the next. The magazine Connect crowned the brand name test winner in two categories in its network operator check.

winSIM is one of the lowest-priced providers of mobile rate plans in Germany. The winSIM rate plans make a convincing argument with unlimited phone and text message rates along with various data allowances with LTE internet volume.

PremiumSIM is offering top Smartphone-rate plans for power user. A choice of actual smartphones bundled with these rate plans is available at attractive reasonable prices.

Since 2005, this discount pioneer has been setting benchmarks for mobile communication at the best prices - simple, transparent and fair. If desired, the LTE rate plans can be ordered in combination with a smartphone.

maXXim offers optimal mobile rates for every type of user - maximally easy and maximally cheap.

DeutschlandSIM offers LTE rate plans at the best price. The rate plans include an LTE internet volume for fast mobile surfing and all-network flat rates or free units for telephony and text messages. All rate plans can also be ordered in combination with the latest in top smartphones from renowned manufacturers.

Drillisch Online markets innovative rate plans for fast surfing at LTE speeds under the brand name Featuring integrated all-network flat rates for telephony and texts, the portfolio convinces customers with powerful service at a low price.

Since 1999, eteleon is offering top-of-the-line smartphones and rate plans for voice, sms and mobile internet usage. Drillisch Online GmbH's own wireless services rates are sold under the eteleon brand name.

The prepaid brand name discoTEL provides a low-price basic rate plan with full control of costs; it can be supplemented with various options as desired. Various flat rate and data options as well as free units are available for selection according to the type of use.

The brand named m2m mobil offers data SIM cards for equipment, machinery and other applications. Thanks to the plan featuring various discount stages, customers can select from among many data packages of various volumes.

At well-priced mobile communication tariffs with flat rates for telephony, SMS and mobile internet are curated. All tariffs offer included data packages with LTE speed. They are available together with the latest smartphone releases of all mayor manufacturers.

The brand Galaxy Experte specialises in the Galaxy Series of Samsung. In this segment the most recent smartphone releases are available in combination with the best value LTE tariffs. On top of that various added value promotions are available regularly.

free-prepaid is aimed at users for whom cost control and security in mobile communications are important. The prepaid entry is made possible by a free four-week test phase.

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1&1 Drillisch AG: Final expert opinion considers price increase claimed by Telefónica in December 2018 in the reviewed period to be unjustified
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1&1 Drillisch AG: Final expert opinion considers price increase claimed by Telefónica in December 2018 in the reviewed period to be unjustified

Maintal, 17 December 2020. Today, 1&1 Drillisch has received the final expert opinion in the proceedings to review the price increase implemented by Telefónica in December 2018 with reference to the 2015 frequency auction.

The expert confirms the result and the calculation method of his draft expert opinion of 8 October 2020. The price increase claimed by Telefónica in December 2018 is fully unjustified for the reviewed period (2016 to 2020) and does not result in a payment obligation of 1&1 Drillisch. No further expert arbitration proceedings initiated by Telefónica are pending.

Conversely, 1&1 Drillisch still demands substantial reductions of the advance service prices under the MBA MVNO agreement with retroactive effect from Telefónica in the price adjustment proceedings 1, 2, 5 and 6. These price adjustment proceedings can only result in an improvement of the purchasing conditions of 1&1 Drillisch, but cannot establish payment obligations of 1&1 Drillisch towards Telefónica.

1&1 Drillisch AG — a Successful First Half of 2020
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1&1 Drillisch AG — a Successful First Half of 2020

  • Customer contracts: +240,000 to 14.57 million

  • Revenues: +4.1 % to €1,881.2 million

  • Service revenues: +3.1 % to €1,497.0 million

  • EBITDA: €329.6 million compared to €340.4 million in the previous year; comparable EBITDA: +4.0 %

  • Earnings per share (EPS): +3.5 % to €1.05

  • Outlook 2020: ca. + 4 % revenue (+2 % - 3 % service revenue), EBITDA at around last year’s level



    Maintal, 13 August 2020 — In comparison with 31 December 2019, 1&1 Drillisch AG (ISIN DE 0005545503) was able to increase the number of customer contracts across all customer groups by 240,000 to 14.57 million contracts in the first half of 2020. It was possible to acquire 250,000 mobile internet contracts, raising the number of contracts to 10.24 million. Broadband lines declined slightly by 10,000 DSL contracts to 4.33 million. In comparison with 30 June 2019, the number of customer contracts increased by a total of 650,000 (4.7 percent).

    Revenues rose by 4.1 percent to €1,881.2 million in HY1 2020 (HY1 2019: €1,806.3 million). The high-margin service revenues increased by 3.1 percent to €1,497.0 million (HY1 2019: €1,451.8 million). This figure takes into account negative revenue effects of €-4.6 million (in particular the lack of international roaming revenues) that are a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and the temporary restrictions on our customers’ travel opportunities. Precluding this negative effect, service revenues would have increased by 3.4 percent.

    Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) in HY1 2020 at €329.6 million remained lower than in the previous year (HY1 2019: €340.4 million). This decline resulted above all from regulatory effects in the form of the subscriber line price increases (since 1 July 2019) of about €-8.2 million and the increased expenses from the EU regulatory decision regarding text messages costs (since 15 May 2019) of about €-5.5 million (HY1 2019: €-1.0 million). Costs in the amount of €-5.6 million (HY1 2019: €-1.9 million) were incurred for the planning and preparation of our 5G wireless network. In addition, earnings were reduced by around €-10.2 € million because of the temporary change in use behaviours of our customers as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Precluding all of aforementioned effects, comparable EBITDA would have grown by 4.0 percent.

    Free cash flow increased significantly by €117.3 million from €62.1 million in the previous year to €179.4 million in HY1 2020. At this time, 1&1 Drillisch has at its disposal about €406 million in freely available cash.


    The Company expects further customer growth for the year 2020 as a whole. As announced in the ad hoc disclosure on August 11, 2020, the company expects sales growth of approximately 4 percent from previous year EUR 3,674.9 million (service revenues: +2 - 3 percent, previous year EUR 2,943.0 million) for the full year 2020. EBITDA is still expected on a par with the previous year (EUR 683.5 million). This forecast is subject to uncertainties as an exact assessment of the duration and further impact of the coronavirus pandemic is not currently possible.


The semi-annual report will be made available on the Company’s home page on 13 August 2020.



Disclaimer: This report contains statements regarding the future which are based on the current assumptions and projections of the 1&1 Drillisch AG management. Various risks, uncertainties and other factors, both known and unknown, can cause actual developments, especially in the results, financial position, and the business of our Company, to deviate substantially from the projections about the future as they are shown here. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update such future-oriented statements and to adapt them to future events or developments.


1&1 Drillisch Aktiengesellschaft: Expert intends to declare price increase by Telefónica to be unjustified
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1&1 Drillisch Aktiengesellschaft: Expert intends to declare price increase by Telefónica to be unjustified

GAP-News: 1&1 Drillisch Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
27.05.2020 / 20:06
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Expert intends to declare price increase by Telefónica to be unjustified

Maintal, 27 May 2020. Today, 1&1 Drillisch has received the draft expert opinion in the proceedings to review a price increase implemented by Telefónica. Telefónica had increased the advance service prices under the MBA MVNO agreement in December 2018 retroactively by around EUR 64 million with reference to the 2015 frequency auction.


1&1 Drillisch has rejected this price increase as unjustified. In his draft expert opinion, the expert has now announced that the price increase is entirely unjustified. Accordingly, the price increase is without effect and does not result in any payments by 1&1 Drillisch.

The parties may comment on the draft expert opinion. The final expert opinion is expected by the middle of the year. This will conclude these proceedings and no expert proceedings initiated by Telefónica will be pending anymore.


With regard to the MBA MVNO agreement, the Price Reviews 2 and 5 which were initiated by 1&1 Drillisch and the request for arbitration against the result of Price Review 1 are still ongoing. In these proceedings, 1&1 Drillisch is seeking substantial retroactive price reductions. Price increases are excluded.


About 1&1 Drillisch
1&1 Drillisch AG is a listed telecommunications provider based in Maintal. The company belongs to the United Internet AG group and is one of the largest telecommunications providers with more than 14 million customer contracts.
As the only virtual network operator in Germany 1&1 Drillisch has secure long-term access to the Telefónica network via an MBA MVNO contract. 1&1 Drillisch offers its customers a comprehensive portfolio of services and products in the areas of broadband and mobile communications. In addition to pure mobile communications and DSL products, customers also receive attractive bundled products from mobile communications and fixed networks, supplemented by applications such as home networking, online storage, video-on-demand and IPTV TV. With its diversely positioned brands, 1&1 Drillisch has a strong marketing approach that addresses the market comprehensively and target-group specifically: While 1&1 covers the premium segment, the online brands under the umbrella of Drillisch Online GmbH such as, yourfone, winSIM, DeutschlandSIM or simply appeal to a price-conscious target group.

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