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France Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

BMI View: The market continues to perform in line with BMI forecasts and we have made only minorforecast adjustments in the latest Q417 update. H117 mobile net additions were higher than expected,owing largely to strong M2M and connected device growth in the market. We note that data usage hasdriven demand in the French market, meaning that operators are now looking to focus on content. This hasled to the introduction of unlimited data plans, to democratise usage, and the launch and acquisition of keycontent services and rights. Altice has been the main protagonist, with expensive sports acquisitions, butthis should not obscure continuing investments into networks, which are key in order to deliver the bestquality of service.

Key Data

Our latest data suggests that the mobile market reached 85.687mn subscribers in Q217, posting a y-o-ygrowth of over 6.0%, owing largely to M2M and connected devices.

According to Arcep, there were 33.81mn active 4G LTE users in the country as of Q117.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (France 2014-2021)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Western Europe Risk/Reward Index
Table: Western Europe Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2017
Industry Risk Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Pay-TV/Convergence
Regulatory Development
Industry Risks
Main Development: 5G Allocations In Q417
Additional Developments: The 700MHz Auction
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - France Telecoms Sector
Operators' Data
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: Orange
Table: SFR/Altice
Table: Bouygues Telecom
Table: Free Mobile
Company Profile
Orange
SFR
Bouygues Telecom
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)
Glossary
Table: Glossary of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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