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2006 Europe - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in France, Switzerland


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This report covers France and Switzerland, both key telecom markets in the forefront of emerging technologies and deployments. Trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP, VoD and IPTV developments. Subjects include:

Market and industry analyses, trends and developments
Facts, figures and statistics
Industry and regulatory issues
Research, Marketing, Benchmarking
Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, Prepaid
VoIP, IPTV, VoD, digital TV and DTTV


BuddeComm’s latest France and Switzerland Annual Publication, profiles two central markets consistently among the most advanced in Europe in the use and development of telecommunications services. France has Europe’s third largest telecom market, and a population recognised for its adoption of emerging technologies. Switzerland’s sophisticated economy has helped it overcome topographical challenges to provide broadband access nationwide, while triple play and IPTV is delivered on some of the fastest lines on the continent.

This report presents a concise overview of sector liberalisation and privatisation, the development of product offerings for both mobile and broadband, essential broadband and mobile operator statistics highlighting sector development, and the emergence of convergence and triple play in France and Switzerland.

1. FRANCE
1.1 Key statistics
1.2 Telecommunications market
1.2.1 Overview of France’s telecom market
1.3 Regulatory environment
1.3.1 History
1.3.2 Regulatory authority
1.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Denmark
1.3.4 Number portability
1.3.5 Carrier preselect
1.4 Fixed network operators in France
1.4.1 France Telecom
1.4.2 Cegetel
1.4.3 neuf telecom (formerly LDCom)
1.4.4 Tele 2
1.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
1.5.1 National telecom network
1.5.2 International infrastructure
1.5.3 Regulatory issues
1.6 Broadband market
1.6.1 Overview
1.6.2 Cable modems
1.6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
1.6.4 Other DSL developments (xDSL)
1.6.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
1.6.6 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
1.6.7 Wireless broadband
1.7 Convergence - Triple Play and Digital TV
1.7.1 Convergence
1.7.2 Digital TV
1.7.3 Cable TV
1.7.4 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
1.8 Mobile communications
1.8.1 Overview of France’s mobile market
1.8.2 Regulatory issues
1.8.3 Mobile technologies
1.8.4 Major mobile operators
1.8.5 Mobile voice services
1.8.6 Mobile data services
1.8.7 Mobile content and applications

2. SWITZERLAND
2.1 Key statistics
2.2 Telecommunications market
2.2.1 Overview of Switzerland’s telecom market
2.3 Regulatory environment
2.3.1 History
2.3.2 Regulatory authorities
2.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Switzerland
2.3.4 Privatisation of Swisscom
2.3.5 Interconnect
2.3.6 Access
2.3.7 Number portability
2.3.8 Carrier preselection
2.3.9 Universal service
2.4 Fixed network operators in Switzerland
2.4.1 Market overview
2.4.2 Swisscom
2.4.3 TDC Switzerland (Sunrise)
2.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
2.5.1 National telecom network
2.5.2 Switzerland’s ISP market
2.6 Broadband market
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Cable modems
2.6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
2.6.4 Wireless broadband
2.6.5 Broadband powerline (BPL)
2.6.6 VoIP
2.7 Convergence
2.7.1 Overview of Media convergence
2.7.2 Digital TV
2.8 Mobile communications
2.8.1 Overview of Switzerland’s mobile market
2.8.2 Regulatory issues
2.8.3 Mobile technologies
2.8.4 Major mobile operators
2.8.5 Mobile voice services
2.8.6 Mobile data services
2.8.7 Mobile applications

3. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

Exhibit 1 - Orange and SFR WiFi plans compared
Exhibit 2 - 3G beauty contest winners
Exhibit 3 - Operators’ GPRS and GPRS-WiFi launch dates

Table 1 - France and Switzerland broadband penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 2 - Country statistics France - 2004
Table 3 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2003
Table 4 - Telephone network statistics - March 2005
Table 5 - Internet user statistics - July 2005
Table 6 - Broadband statistics - June 2005
Table 7 - Mobile statistics - June 2005
Table 8 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 9 - Total telecom market revenues - 1998 - 2003
Table 10 - Fixed operator interconnection revenue - 2000 - 2003
Table 11 - Fixed operator interconnection volume - 2000 - 2003
Table 12 - Residential preselection and call selection market shares - 2002 - 2003
Table 13 - France Telecom’s market share of fixed network services - 2003
Table 14 - France Telecom’s operating statistics and subscribers - 2004 - 2005
Table 15 - Summary of fixed network call charges for 3 min calls in France - July 2004
Table 16 - Internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2005
Table 17 - Total broadband subscribers by type and penetration - 2000 - 2005
Table 18 - Total broadband subscribers and share of Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2005
Table 19 - Broadband revenue by access type - 2004
Table 20 - Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2005
Table 21 - Subscribers to various cable services - 1999 - 2003
Table 22 - Market shares of the major cable broadband companies - 2004
Table 23 - UPC France cable, Internet and telephony statistics - 2004
Table 24 - ADSL subscribers - 2000 - 2005
Table 25 - France Telecom Internet and cable subscribers - 2004 - 2005
Table 26 - Free (Iliad) subscriber, revenue and ARPU statistics - June 2005
Table 27 - Liberty Surf DSL and Narrowband subscriber statistics - March 2005
Table 28 - Neuf Cegetel triple play access price (per month) - 2005
Table 29 - Statistical overview of France’s broadcasting market - 2003
Table 30 - Cable pay TV subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2005
Table 31 - Market shares of the major cable TV companies - June 2003
Table 32 - Satellite pay TV subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2005
Table 33 - Market shares of satellite TV companies - 2004
Table 34 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual growth - June 2005
Table 35 - Mobile subscribers in Metropolitan France - June 2005
Table 36 - Mobile subscribers and teledensity - 1996 - 2005
Table 37 - Mobile services revenues and traffic - 1998 - 2005
Table 38 - Average ARPU for operators - 2004 - 2005
Table 39 - Mobile market share by operator - June 2005
Table 40 - Mobile operator interconnection revenue - 2000 - 2003
Table 41 - Mobile operator interconnection traffic volume - 2000 - 2003
Table 42 - Mobile numbers ported in France - 2004 - 2005
Table 43 - SFR financial statistics - 2004 - 2005
Table 44 - Bouygues Telecom revenue - 2004 - 2005
Table 45 - Prepaid versus post-paid subscribers by operator - June 2005
Table 46 - Prepaid versus post-paid subscribers - 2004 - 2005
Table 47 - SMS traffic volume - 2003 - 2005
Table 48 - SMS outbound traffic by operator - 2004 - 2005
Table 49 - SMS outbound traffic and growth - 2004 - 2005
Table 50 - Premium SMS market overview
Table 51 - MMS users - 2004 - 2005
Table 52 - Country statistics Switzerland - 2005
Table 53 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2004
Table 54 - Telephone network statistics - June 2005
Table 55 - Internet user statistics - July 2005
Table 56 - Broadband statistics - 2004
Table 57 - Mobile statistics - March 2005
Table 58 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 59 - Mobile number portability - 2000 - 2003
Table 60 - Fixed network subscriptions and call minutes - 2000 - 2003
Table 61 - Swisscom voice traffic volume by type - 2004 - 2005
Table 62 - Swisscom revenue and EBITDA - 2004 - 2005
Table 63 - Swisscom revenue by sector - 2004 - 2005
Table 64 - TDC revenue proportional by sector - 2003 - 2004
Table 65 - TDC Switzerland fixed, Internet and mobile subscribers - March 2005
Table 66 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2005
Table 67 - ISDN subscribers - 1995 - 2005
Table 68 - Swisscom’s PSTN and ISDN lines - 2004 - 2005
Table 69 - Internet users and penetration - 1996 - 2005
Table 70 - Total broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2005
Table 71 - Swisscom ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2005
Table 72 - Broadcasting statistics - 2004
Table 73 - Cablecom operating statistics - 2004
Table 74 - Mobile subscribers by operator - March 2005
Table 75 - Mobile subscribers and operator’s market shares - March 2005
Table 76 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2005
Table 77 - Orange mobile subscribers, revenue and Ebitda - 2000 - 2005
Table 78 - Swisscom mobile prepaid and post-paid subscribers - 2004 - 2005
Table 79 - Prepaid share of subscribers - 1998 - 2005
Table 80 - Swisscom’s annual and monthly SMS traffic - 1999 - 2005
Table 81 - Premium SMS market overview

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