Wednesday, October 27, 2010

France Telecom Group Reaches 203.4 million Customer Lines

As of 30-September-2010, the France Telecom Group was serving 203.4 million customer lines, up 5.1% on a comparable basis compared to a year earlier. Revenues for the Group rose 1.1% in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the third quarter of 2009 -- following a 0.3% increase in the second quarter and 0.3% decrease in the first quarter. Including the effects of regulation, revenues fell 0.6% in the quarter on a comparable basis.

Some highlights:

Mobile services led the Group's growth, with a total of 144.5 million customers at 30 September 2010, a year-on-year increase of 8.0%.

The Group's 3G customer base reached 33.5 million at 30 September 2010, an increase of 36.6% year on year.

Mobile revenues improved significantly in France, rising 6.6% in the third quarter (excluding the impact of regulation) on the success of 3G handsets and growth in data services.

Revenue growth was strong in Africa and the Middle East, up +9.8% in the third quarter (excluding Egypt and the impact of regulation) after rising 7.9% in the second quarter, with new operations in Africa up 41%.

In the Enterprise segment, the gradual improvement in revenues since the beginning of the year continued, with the third quarter decline limited to 3.7%, compared with -4.9% in the second quarter and 7.0% in the first quarter (on a comparable basis).

CAPEX was 3.4 billion euros (10.0% of revenues) in the first nine months of 2010, down 1.8% from the previous year (on a comparable basis).

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