Growth in French mobile connections continues to weaken in Q4

Friday 8 February 2019 | 10:47 CET | News
The year-on-year growth rate in French mobile connections slowed for a third quarter, standing at 1.3 percent in the last three months of 2018, according to Arcep's latest statistics. This compares with 1.7 percent in the previous quarter and 2.2 percent in the year-earlier period (excluding M2M connections). Net additions dropped sharply to 122,000 (+532,000 in Q3 2018 and +397,000 in Q4 2017), mainly reflecting a weaker performance of the consumer postpaid segment. Meanwhile, the M2M market continued to progress at a steady pace, with connections up 22.4 percent year-on-year to a total of

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Companies: Arcep
Countries: France
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