The French mobile phone market is one of the largest in Europe, worth about €13 billion annually. The network operators Orange, SFR Group (owned by Altice Group), Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile have invested in network infrastructure and technologies in recent years. Services based on LTE have near universal coverage, while the network operators have undertaken extensive 5G trials and are looking to launch commercial services in the second half of 2020. This timing is being supported by the auction of spectrum in a range of bands.
Competition among the MNOs and a large number of MVNOs caused mobile services revenue to fall steadily until 2017, since when growth has been low but steady. Pressure on revenue has encouraged operators to look to convergence and bundled services, and so expand their offerings beyond mobile voice and data.
This report provides key statistics and analyses on the French mobile voice and data market. It assesses recent developments related to spectrum licensing and regulatory issues, and profiles the major players and MVNOs, providing statistics on their operating and financial performance as well as their strategies in an increasingly fierce competitive market.
Orange, SFR, Free Mobile, Bouygues Telecom, Virgin Mobile, Omea Telecom
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Last updated 25 Oct 2019
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