BMI View: As part of their deepening strategies, French operators, all of them being converged, are
looking to migrate customers onto 4G and fibre networks in order to improve loyalty and monetise data
services. Orange dominates both markets, especially in terms of fi ..."
BMI View: Brexit and a terrorist attack in Nice resulted in a small downgrade to the IT spending forecast
for France in the Q4 update. An increase in political and economic uncertainty has weakened already
fragile economic sentiment in France, but we still envisage st ..."
BMI View: The outlook for IT spending in France over the medium term is positive, but moderated by a
subdued economic growth forecast and political risks that could potentially result in deferred or
downscaled investment. Our core scenario is for spending to increase ..."
France, the third largest ICT market in Europe, is leading the way for Eurozone's economic recovery, with forecasts for a healthy GDP and conducive business environment. French government's emphasis over net neutrality, cyber security, and a co ..."
BMI View: The collapse of the deal between Orange
and Bouygues does not necessarily mean the end of
consolidation, as the long-term trends favour it.
However, it is unlikely that any deal will be agreed
until the next presidential elections in May 2017. ..."
This country report and accompanying data annex provide a comprehensive overview of France's telecoms market, including KPIs and data on subscribers, penetration, revenue and ARPU. The Report analyses the strategies of major players in the country's fixed and mobile telecoms m ..."
BMI View: We continue to anticipate a moderately positive growth trajectory for France's IT sector in
2016. This follows the decision to downgrade our forecast for 2015 in our Q415 report. We predict that, in
2016, the IT market as a whole will grow by 1.4% in local c ..."
BMI View: In accordance to our expectations following the 700MHz spectrum auction in December 2015,
there is a move towards consolidation in the French market, after discussions were reported between
Orange and Bouygues. SFR and Free are also involved in the talks, as ..."
BMI View: We hold a moderately positive outlook for the French IT sector in 2016 after downgrading our
view for 2015 in our Q415 report. We forecast the IT market to grow by 1.4% in local currency terms this
year to reach a total value of EUR53.26bn. Growth in dollar ..."
BMI View: The widening stage brought forward by Free's entry into the mobile market in 2012 is drawing
to a close, with operators looking at deepening and upselling new services. All four operators have the
advantage of being fully convergent, giving them a head-start ..."