Mobile base expands 6.3% y-o-y to 56.41m

4 Nov 2008

According to data published yesterday by the French telecoms regulator Arcep, the number of mobile phone customers in France and its overseas territories grew 0.7% quarter-on-quarter and 6.3% year-on-year to 56.41 million by 30 September. The figure equates to net additions of 370,800 in the third quarter, a cellular penetration rate of 88.7%. In mainland France (i.e. excluding overseas departments and territories), the market share of virtual mobile network operators (MVNOs) increased from 4.67% in June to 4.9% three months later, Arcep said.