Telecoms operator sales represent 2.3% of French GDP at 1st quarter

Paris, 22 October 2001

Autorité de régulation des télécommunications (ART) published today the fifth edition of its quarterly survey of telecommunications operators. This Observatory presents the results of the first quarter 2001.

  • The end client market
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During the first quarter 2001, operators generated sales of €7.7 billion, representing 2.3% of France's GDP (compared with 2.1% the previous year). These figures are up 11.6% from the first quarter 2000 (27.8% in volume).

Mobile telephony—up by almost 4.7% from the previous quarter, and 25% over a year—now represents 30.6% of total sector sales, compared with 27.3% a year earlier.

 

(in millions of euros)

Q1 2000

Q2 2000

Q3 2000

Q4 2000

Q1 2001

Variation Q1 2001 / Q4 2000

Variation Q1 2001 / Q1 2000

Fixed telephony

3 872

3 765

3 741

3 835

3 956

+3.2%

+2.2%

Internet access

20

29

39

40

64

+60.0%

+220.0%

Mobile telephony

1 877

1 983

2 133

2 241

2 347

+4.7%

+25.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephony and Internet

5 769

5 777

5 913

6 115

6 367

+4.1%

+10.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced services

435

422

448

435

432

-0.7%

-0.7%

Leased links

432

448

584

568

600

+5.6%

+38.9%

Data transport

121

146

144

136

175

+28.7%

+44.6%

Information, directory sales and advertising

105

115

78

100

87

-13.0%

-17.1%

Call centre hosting and management

7

21

16

12

8

-33.3%

+14.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total market

6 869

6 929

7 183

7 366

7 669

+4.1%

+11.6%

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  • The interconnection market
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For the first quarter 2001, the intermediate operator market, i.e. the interconnection market, showed sales of €1.637 billion compared with €1.323 billion at the first quarter 2000, for an increase of 23.7%. This market grew 32.3% in volume during the same period.

 

  • The fixed telephony market
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  • Subscriptions and access fees represented €1.377 billion (+7.6% year on year), for one third of the fixed telephony market.
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  • Sales for calls made from fixed lines (excluding access, subscription, cards and public telephones) represented €2.320 billion, for a 3.4% drop over one year.
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  • The inventory of fixed lines was 34.015 million lines compared with 33.877 million at the 1st quarter 2000; 5.104 million of fixed telephone subscribers used call-by-call carrier selection, while 2.866 million chose pre-selection.
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  • The Internet access market grew threefold, in volume, in one year.
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  • The number of call minutes from fixed telephones (including Internet) grew from 36.882 billion at Q1 2000 to 47.568 billion at Q1 2001, for a 28.9% increase.
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  • The mobile telephony market
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  • Sales for mobile services continued to grow: +25% year on year, reaching €2.319 billion at Q1 2001.
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  • The monthly bill for mobile subscribers was €25.40, down 10.6% over the previous year.
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  • Average monthly traffic volumes represent 115.6 minutes, down 9.1% in one year.