France Telecommunications Report Q2 2016 - New Study Released

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Mar 21 2016

In accordance to our expectations following the 700MHz spectrum auction in December 2015, there is a move towards consolidation in the French market, after discussions were reported between Orange and Bouygues. SFR and Free are also involved in the talks, as there will need to be concessions to these two players to gain regulatory approval. Many issues are yet to be resolved, including the stakes of the States and Bouygues in a merged entity, but this follows the new trend of deepening at play in the market, four years after Free's entry. All players are now converged, with strategies focusing on advanced networks, content, greater convergence and connected objects.

Key Data

Convergence continues to be a driving trend in the market, with regulator ARCEP reporting that 24% of mobile plans were on quad-play, and 69% of TV subscribers also had broadband services as part of their plan.

The distinction between service and hardware continues to grow, with 65.5% of postpaid users being on SIM-only plans.

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Latest data from the regulator, dating from Q315, reported there were 18.5mn LTE users in France, up from 7.8mn in Q314.

The France Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of France's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's France Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in France.

Key Benefits
Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for France to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the French telecoms market.
Target business opportunities and risks in France's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in France.
Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

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