Wednesday, August 1, 2007

France Telecom Tops 872,000 TV-over-ADSL Subscribers

Citing strong growth from emerging markets and broadband services, France Telecom Group reported consolidated Q2 revenues of EUR 13.068 billion, up 1.8% compared to Q1 and up 2.1% compared to a year earlier. The Group consolidated net income was EUR 3.3 billion, compared with EUR 2.3 billion in the first half of 2006 (or EUR 2.4 billion versus EUR 2.2 billion on a comparable basis).

Some highlights for the quarter:

  • The number of mobile customers (excluding MVNOs) reach 102.5 million, up 13.9% on a comparable basis. There were 2.44 million new mobile customers in the quarter, compared with 2.47 million in Q1.

  • The number of mobile broadband customers (EDGE and UMTS) increased to 8.94 million.

  • The MVNO business grew to 1.43 million, of which 1.11 million are in France.

  • The number of ADSL access lines in Europe grew to 10.534 million, representing an annual grow of 23.1%.

  • ADSL Multiservices grew rapidly, with 5.216 Liveboxes installed, 3.640 VoIP subscribers, and 872,000 ADSL TV subscribers.

  • In France, there were 6.575 million consumer ADSL lines, 4.273 million Livebox rentals representing 65% of the ADSL base, 3.017 VoIP subscribers, and 837,000 ADSL TV subscribers. There were 938,000 paid VOD downloads in the first half of the year. The company holds a 49.7% share of the ADSL market in France.

  • Revenues from traditional telephone services dropped 17% due to lower calling volumes and the adoption of VoIP.