|In EUR million, except where indicated||2019||2018||Change|
|Revenue from external customers||2,211||2,097||5.4%|
|Segment result before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)||750||696||7.8%|
|Margin as % of net revenue||33.8||33.1|
|Lease expense||(50)||(23) 1||117.4%|
|Full-time equivalent employees at end of year (number)||2,456||2,484||–1.1%|
|Broadband access lines at end of period in thousand||2,637||2,547||3.5%|
|Mobile access lines at end of period in thousand||1,806||1,432||26.1%|
1 Includes expenses for operating and finance leases in accordance with IAS 17.
The segment result before depreciation and amortisation increased by EUR 54 million or 7.8% to EUR 750 million, or by 5.2% on an adjusted basis, on the back of the growth in revenue. Capital expenditure decreased year-on-year by EUR 58 million or 8.8% to EUR 599 million. The previous year’s figure includes expenses for the acquisition and extension of mobile radio frequencies in the amount of EUR 64 million. The investment volume remains at a high level overall, driven by the further expansion of the broadband networks. Fastweb’s headcount was practically unchanged year-on-year at 2,456 FTEs.