Following an exceptional month of December (1,321,200 new subscribers), France has 11,210,100 mobile telephony subscribers at 31 December 1998

7 January 1999

The final figures for mobile telephone subscriptions for the month of December were made public in recent days.

Autorité de régulation des télécommunications (ART) regrets that certain incomplete and unverified information had been released prematurely.

Each month, it publishes a Mobile Observatory which is the recognised reference for the market situation. Prior to the publication of the complete document for the month of December sometime next week, ART is making public the figures for mobile telephony alone as of 31 December.

An analysis of these figures will be presented in coming days. It will deal with the exceptional growth observed in France in December and throughout 1998.

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