France Telecommunications Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2384513
  • January 2013
  • Region: France
  • 111 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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BMI View: New competition finally brought growth back to the French mobile market, catalysing a number of changes. The market's return to growth propelled it to the top of our Risk/Reward Ratings, but downward pressures on ARPUs threaten its position. France's established operators are seeing their ARPUs decline sharply, leading to a variety of cost-saving measures being announced, including network infrastructure sharing and tower sale deals. BMI expects lower costs to remain the operators' focus as pricing pressures play out. Converged services and operations in the broadband arena offer some respite, but consumer spending remains squeezed and telecoms operators are feeling the brunt.

Key Data

- Mobile subscriber growth in Q312 was the fastest since late 2006, despite the market having passed 100% penetration. Free Mobile continues to make a strong impact on the market, accounting for the bulk of net additions but the established players began fighting back by H212.

- Local loop unbundling by alternative operators continues apace, keeping the broadband market buoyant,
though France Télécom notes a slowdown in wireline broadband adoption as more consumers READ MORE >

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BMI Industry View 7

BMI Industry View 7


Mobile SWOT 8

Fixed-Line And Broadband SWOT 10

Industry Forecast 11

Mobile 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data And Forecasts 11

Table: Mobile Monthly Blended ARPU - Historical Data And Forecasts (EUR), 2010-2017 12

Fixed-Line 14
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 14

Internet 15
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed-Line - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 15

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 18

Western Europe Risk/Reward Ratings 18

Industry Rewards 19

Industry Risks 20

Country Risks And Rewards 20
Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Ratings, Q113 22

France 22

Market Overview 25

Mobile 25

Regional Perspective 25
Table: France Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 26

Key Developments 26

Market Growth 27

Market Shares 28
Table: French Mobile Market, Q312 29

Usage 30

MVNOs 31

Networks 34
Table: Selected 3G Market Developments 37
Table: Mobile Spectrum Allocations 38

Mobile Content 40
Table: Orange Broadband Subscribers ('000) 44

Mobile Market Data 46
Table: France Mobile Market Overview 46
Table: Orange 46
Table: SFR 47
Table: Bouygues Telecom 49
Table: MVNOs 50

Europe - Western Europe Mobile Content 50

Succeeding In A Sea Of Content 52

All Eyes On Data 53

Making Machines Pay 54

Fixed Line 56
Table: French Fixed-Line Market, Q410-Q212 57

Broadband 59
Table: Broadband Net Additions By Technology ('000) 59


Technologies 65
Table: France Télécom FTTH 71

Industry Trends And Developments 74

Industry Trends And Developments 74
Table: Selected Developments 75

Regulatory Development 77

Regulatory Development 77
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In France 77

Regulatory Developments 78
Table: Selected Regulatory Developments 81

Competitive Landscape 82

Competitive Landscape 82
Table: Key Players - France Telecoms Sector 82
Table: Selected Operators Financial Indicators 82

Company Profile 83

France Telecom/Orange 83

SFR 88

Bouygues Telecom 92

Regional Overview 96

Telit Communications: Opportunities Abound But Beware Commoditisation 96
Table: Telit Communications Financial Performance, 2009-2012 97

Beware Commoditisation 97

Differentiation And Value Added Key To Success 98

The Road Ahead 101

Demographic Forecast 102

Demographic Forecast 102
Table: France's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 103
Table: France's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 103
Table: France's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 104
Table: France's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 105

Glossary 106

Glossary 106
Table: Glossary Of Terms 106

Methodology 108

Methodology 108
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 108

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 109
Table: Ratings Indicators 110
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 111

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