Sales in Deutsche Telekom’s US business again delivered to help push the operator’s overall revenues up eight percent to €14.9 billion in the first quarter.

Sales in the US were up over 43 percent, passing the €5 billion barrier for the first time.

Mobile customer numbers were up 44.5 percent to over 49 million with 2.4 million net customer adds between January and March alone.

This helped to push the proportion of revenues generated outside of Germany to 59 percent, up from 54 percent this time last year.

"Our success story in the United States continues. The decision to invest boldly in this market was right on the mark," said Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom.

"We are once again delivering figures in the first quarter that confirm we are on the right track to achieving our leadership ambition in Europe's telecommunications industry."

Sales in Germany fell 1.5 percent despite a six percent rise in mobile customer numbers.

The total number of fiber-optic lines in its home market increased by 53 percent to over 1.7 million, but DT lost 7,000 broadband customers overall.

Revenues in the rest of Europe were down 6.5 percent, due to regulatory impacts.

DT’s enterprise arm T-Systems saw sales fall nearly eight percent due to a restructuring that saw it move out of what it called “less profitable activities”.

Meanwhile, net profit more than tripled to €1.8 billion thanks to the sale of online marketplace provider Scout24 last November.

[Read more: Deutsche Telekom to gain €1.5 billion from Scout24 sale]

However, on a like for like basis, net profit decreased by 23.5 percent to €587 million.

Cash capex fell was down 27 percent, but the company heralded growth in the number of 4G LTE base stations across Europe from around 1,200 to approximately 6,700 within a year.

[Read more: Deutsche Telekom aims for all IP pan-European network]

Net debt was reduced by more than EUR 1 billion during the past 12 months to EUR 38.0 billion.

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