Annual report 2012

11. Intangible assets

The Company has no limited property rights on intangible assets, which are free of encumbrances. Licences comprise rights of use of the GSM 900 and 1800 spectrum frequencies and UMTS. As at the reporting date, the carrying amount of the UMTS licence amounted to EUR 36,159 thousand (2011: EUR 40,300 thousand), while the carrying amount of the GSM licence was EUR 1,327 thousand (2010: 2,263 thousand. Licences mostly relate to the use of software.

Significant additions to intangible assets in 2012 relate primarily to the acquisition of software applications (EUR 5,583 thousand) and licenses (EUR 735 thousand).


Movement in intangible assets in 2012

EUR thousand Licences Software Other IA IA under construction Total
COST          
Balance at 1 Jan 2012 120,850 106,536 194 5,965 233,545
Additions 0 0 0 13,173 13,173
Transfer to use 735 5,583 0 -6,318 0
Disposal -1,169 -11,781 -6 0 -12,956
Other transfers 3,630 -3,630 0 0 0
Balance at 31 Dec 2012 124,046 96,708 188 12,820 233,762
ACCUMULATED AMORTISATION          
Balance at 1 Jan 2012 73,161 86,970 182 0 160,313
Additions -1,169 -11,777 -6 0 -12,952
Disposal 2,924 -2,922 0 0 22
Amortisation 8,171 12,514 6 0 20,691
Balance at 31 Dec 2012 83,087 84,785 182 0 168,054
CARRYING AMOUNT          
Balance at 1 Jan 2012 47,689 19,566 12 5,965 73,232
Balance at 31 Dec 2012 40,959 11,923 6 12,820 65,708


Movement in intangible assets in 2011

EUR thousand Licences Software Other IA IA under construction Total
COST          
Balance at 1 Jan 2011 120,624 106,922 194 2,932 230,672
Additions 0 0 0 8,994 8,994
Transfer to use 692 5,269 0 -5,961 0
Disposal -466 -5,655 0 0 -6,121
Balance at 31 Dec 2011 120,850 106,536 194 5,965 233,545
ACCUMULATED AMORTISATION          
Balance at 1 Jan 2011 66,088 77,664 174 0 143,926
Disposal -466 -5,655 0 0 -6,121
Amortisation 7,539 14,961 8 0 22,508
Balance at 31 Dec 2011 73,161 86,970 182 0 160,313
CARRYING AMOUNT          
CARRYING AMOUNT 54,536 29,258 20 2,932 86,746
Balance at 31 Dec 2011 47,689 19,566 12 5,965 73,232