Wednesday, October 27, 2004

France Telecom Reaches 4.2 million ADSL lines

France Telecom reported consolidated Q3 revenues of EUR 12.05 billion, compared to EUR 11.65 billion for the same period last year on an actual basis (11.53 billion EURs on a comparable basis). This represents an increase of 4.5% on a comparable basis and 3.5% on an actual basis.

Some highlights:

  • there were 4.2 million ADSL lines in service in France (not including unbundled lines) at September 30, 2004, an increase of 73% compared with September 30, 2003 (2.4 million). The acceleration of the France Telecom's "Plan Haut D├ębit pour Tous" (Broadband for All Plan) will enable coverage of more than 90% of the French population at end-2004.

  • added almost 400,000 new Broadband Wanadoo clients in Europe in Q3 2004.

  • added 2 million wireless customers in Q3, topping 60 million at September 30.

  • launched its commercial 3G wireless service for businesses in the U.K. (in mid-July) and France (September 6) and accelerated UMTS and EDGE network rollout in France, as well as in other European mobile networks.

  • CAPEX in Q3 amounted to EUR 1.2 billion, up 6.3% on a comparable basis and 4.7% on an actual basis.


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