France counts 29.7 million clients at 31 December 2000

3 January 2001

As of 31 December 2000, France counted 29,681,3000 mobile telephone clients, for a penetration rate of 49.4% of the population.

The client breakdown of the three operators, including Overseas départements, is:
- Groupe France Telecom : 14,311,000 clients
- Groupe Cegetel-SFR : 10,160,000 clients
- Bouygues Telecom : 5,211,000 clients

In terms of market share, this gives:
- Groupe France Telecom : 48.2%
- Groupe Cegetel-SFR :34.2%
- Bouygues Telecom :17.6%

These figures show net market growth of 13.3% for the fourth quarter 2000, and 44% for the entire year 2000.

They reflect the continuing dynamism of the French market, whose growth, with over 9 million new clients, is equal to the previous year. This trend was confirmed during a busy month of December.

The opening of the mobile telephony market in the Overseas départements, already noticeable in December, should give another boost to the market in coming months.

Linked documents

 All the details of the Observatoire des mobiles at 31 December 2000