Notes to the consolidated statement of cash flows Net cash from operating activities Net cash from operating activities increased by EUR 4.0 billion year-on-year to EUR 17.5 billion. In the prior-year period, the cash outflows in connection with operating leases reduced net cash from operating activities. Due to the first-time application of IFRS 16, the principal repayment portion of lease payments is presented in net cash used in financing activities. The strong performance of the operating segments, in particular the United States, significantly increased net cash from operating activities. Factoring agreements, especially in the Systems Solutions operating segment, resulted in positive effects of EUR 0.3 billion on net cash from operating activities in the reporting period. The effect from factoring agreements in the prior-year period totaled EUR 0.2 billion. In addition, in the prior-year period, dividends received in the amount of EUR 0.2 billion had had an increasing effect. Net cash from operating activities was reduced in the reporting period by a EUR 0.3 billion increase in net interest payments and a EUR 0.1 billion increase in tax payments. Net cash used in investing activities (XLS:) Download millions of € Q1-Q3 2019 Q1-Q3 2018 a For more information on the change in estimates for publicly funded investments in the broadband build-out, please refer to the section “Changes in accounting policies, changes in estimates“. b Includes, in addition to the purchase price of EUR 234 million, inflows of cash and cash equivalents in the amount of EUR 4 million. c Includes, in addition to the purchase price of EUR 260 million, inflows of cash and cash equivalents in the amount of EUR 2 million. d Includes, in addition to the purchase price of EUR 1,792 million, inflows of cash and cash equivalents in the amount of EUR 1 million. e In addition to the purchase price of EUR 50 million received by OTE for the sale of Telekom Albania, in the first three quarters of 2019 this item includes outflows of cash and cash equivalents of EUR 15 million and bonus payments to be made of EUR 4 million. f Relates primarily to outflows of cash and cash equivalents in connection with the transfer of the stake in BT Group plc as plan assets to Deutsche Telekom Trust e.V. in March 2018. Cash capex Germany operating segment (3,351) (3,242) United States operating segment (5,314) (3,653) Europe operating segment (1,301) (1,253) Systems Solutions operating segment (233) (352) Group Development operating segment (291) (201) Group Headquarters & Group Services (739) (748) Reconciliation 22 99 (11,206) (9,351) Payments for publicly funded investments in the broadband build‑outa (236) n.a. Proceeds from public funds for investments in the broadband build‑outa 106 n.a. Net cash flows for collateral deposited and hedging transactions 1,485 (460) Cash outflows for the acquisition of shares in Tele2 Netherlandsb (230) 0 Cash outflows for the acquisition of shares in Layer3 TVc 0 (258) Cash outflows for the acquisition of shares in UPC Austria GmbHd 0 (1,791) Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets 108 381 Cash flows from the loss of control of subsidiaries and associatese,f 31 (65) Reverse allocation under contractual trust agreement (CTA) on pension commitments 0 225 Payment in relation to settlement reached in Toll Collect arbitration proceedings (200) (200) Payment in relation to equity maintenance undertaking for Toll Collect GmbH 0 (60) Other (94) (76) (10,236) (11,655) Cash capex increased by EUR 1.9 billion to EUR 11.2 billion. In the reporting period, mobile spectrum licenses were acquired for total cash of EUR 1.2 billion. EUR 1.0 billion of this relates to the FCC licenses acquired in the United States operating segment in two auctions for the 28 GHz and 24 GHz spectrum, and EUR 0.1 billion each to spectrum acquired in the Germany operating segment, where payment by annual installments through 2030 has been agreed for the 5G licenses worth EUR 2.2 billion acquired in 2019, and the Europe operating segment. The prior-year figure included EUR 0.2 billion for the acquisition of mobile spectrum licenses, predominantly for the United States operating segment. Adjusted for investments in mobile spectrum licenses, cash capex was up by EUR 0.9 billion. This amount relates almost entirely to the United States operating segment and was primarily attributable to the infrastructure build-out for the 600 MHz spectrum, which also lays the groundwork for 5G. The contractual grants receivable from public funding projects for the broadband build-out in Germany are recognized in full as of the start of the third quarter of 2019. The grants received and payments made for the build-out continue to be recognized in net cash used in investing activities, however, they are not part of cash capex, because the payments made do not result in additions to property, plant and equipment. Since the payments are not made at the same point in time as the proceeds are received, the net amounts can be positive or negative in the individual periods. For more information, please refer to the section “Accounting policies.” Net cash used in financing activities (XLS:) Download millions of € Q1-Q3 2019 Q1-Q3 2018 Repayment of bonds (1,564) (4,554) Dividend payments (including to other shareholders of subsidiaries) (3,561) (3,254) Repayment of financial liabilities from financed capex and opex (270) (213) Repayment of EIB loans (260) (159) Net cash flows for collateral deposited and hedging transactions 86 256 Principal portion of repayment of lease liabilities (2,837) (629) Repayment of financial liabilities for media broadcasting rights (277) (323) Cash flows from continuing involvement factoring, net (11) 32 Loans taken out with the EIB 500 150 Promissory notes, net 144 324 Secured loans 0 0 Issuance of bonds 4,897 7,483 Commercial paper, net (467) (775) Overnight borrowings from banks, net (626) 533 Cash inflows from transactions with non-controlling entities T‑Mobile US stock options 2 3 2 3 Cash outflows from transactions with non-controlling entities T‑Mobile US share buy-backs (95) (946) Acquisition of T‑Mobile US shares 0 (164) OTE share buy-backs (84) (63) Acquisition of OTE shares 0 (284) Other (4) (1) (183) (1,458) Other (136) (355) (4,563) (2,939) Non-cash transactions In the first three quarters of 2019, Deutsche Telekom chose financing options totaling EUR 0.7 billion under which the payments for trade payables from operating and investing activities become due at a later point in time mainly by involving banks in the process. For the prior-year period, this figure was EUR 0.2 billion. These payables will subsequently be recognized under financial liabilities in the statement of financial position. As soon as the payments have been made, they are disclosed under net cash used in/from financing activities. In the first three quarters of 2019, Deutsche Telekom leased assets totaling EUR 4.5 billion, mainly network equipment, and land and buildings. These assets are now recognized in the statement of financial position under right-of-use assets and the related liability under lease liabilities. Future repayments of the liabilities will be recognized in net cash used in/from financing activities. In the prior-year period, finance leases totaling EUR 0.6 billion had been concluded in accordance with the previous standard IAS 17. Consideration for the acquisition of broadcasting rights will be paid by Deutsche Telekom in accordance with the terms of the contract on the date of its conclusion or spread over the term of the contract. Financial liabilities of EUR 0.2 billion were recognized in the first three quarters of 2019 for future consideration for acquired broadcasting rights. This figure was also EUR 0.2 billion in the prior-year period. The payment will be recognized in net cash used in/from financing activities. In the United States operating segment, mobile handsets amounting to EUR 0.6 billion were recognized under property, plant and equipment in the first three quarters of 2019. For the prior-year period, this figure was EUR 0.7 billion. These relate to the JUMP! On Demand business model at T‑Mobile US, under which customers do not purchase the devices but lease them. The payments are presented under net cash from operating activities. As part of the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Tele2 Netherlands N.V., Deutsche Telekom transferred a 25 percent share in T‑Mobile Netherlands (prior to the business combination). For more information, please refer to the section “Changes in the composition of the Group.” In the Germany operating segment, Deutsche Telekom acquired mobile spectrum licenses worth EUR 2.2 billion in the reporting period for the construction of a 5G network. Under the agreed installment plan, EUR 0.1 billion was paid in the reporting period and recognized in cash capex. Future payments will primarily be recognized in net cash used in/from financing activities. schließen 5G New communications standard, which offers data rates in the gigabit range, converges fixed-network and mobile communications, and supports the Internet of Things – rollout starting 2020.