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France Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

France Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

BMI View: Numericable consummated its acquisition of mobile operator SFR in late December 2014, putting the French converged services market on a new path for growth. By combining SFR's mobile and wireline broadband businesses with its core pay-TV and broadband operations, and rounding out the offering with the purchase of MVNO Virgin Mobile France, the new entity will put increased pressure on Orange, Bouygues Telecom and Iliad/Free. As competition intensifies operators are investing heavily into new 3G and 4G infrastructure to boost data usage revenues. Upcoming spectrum of 700MHz frequency will add impetus to the 4G growth.

Key Data

Overall mobile subscription growth reached 5.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) in Q314, but there are higher growth areas such as machine-to-machine communications for which subscriptions increased by 22.0% y-o-y to 7.922mn in Q314.

Broadband subscriptions grew strongly in 2013, considering the high penetration rate. Total broadband subscriptions increased 4.1% to 28.492mn and a penetration rate of 44.3% at the end of 2013.

Mobile operators again faced steep declines in ARPU in 2013 as MTR cuts and IP substitution countered increases in data revenue. Market average monthly blended ARPU declined 13.3% y-o-y to EUR25 in 2013.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (France 2012-2019)
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (France 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Industry Risk Rewards Index
Table: Western Europe Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index, Q215
Market Overview
Regional Perspective
Table: France Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2013
Key Developments
Market Growth
Market Shares
Table: French Mobile Market, Q314
Table: Mobile Spectrum Allocations (MHz)
Mobile Content
Mobile Operator Data
Table: France Mobile Market Overview
Table: Orange
Table: SFR
Table: Bouygues Telecom
Table: Free Mobile
Table: MVNOs
Mobile Content
Monetising Footfall
Interoperable M-Commerce A Stronger Proposition
Positioning Key To M2M Success
Regaining Control Of The Bill
Table: Wireline Broadband Connections By Type ('000)
Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Selected Developments
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In France
Regulatory Developments
Table: Selected Regulatory Developments
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - France Telecoms Sector
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators
Company Profile
France Télécom/Orange
Bouygues Telecom
Regional Overview
Table: Alcatel-Lucent: Revenues By Segment, Q314 (EURmn)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (France 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (France 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (France 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (France 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (France 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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