Bouygues Telecom reports first-half sales up 7%

12 Aug 2008

French telecoms and construction group Bouygues yesterday reported a 15% rise in first-half sales to EUR15.31 billion (USD22.93 billion) from EUR13.29 billion in 1H07, beating market expectations, helped by a 7% year-on-year rise in revenues to EUR2.457 billion at its telecoms arm, Bouygues Telecom. The telco posted a 5.5% in network revenues and said its mobile subscriber base reached 9.318 million, of which 74.7% were on post-paid contacts (up 1.6 percentage points over the previous year).

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