Vivendi, the Paris-based media and telecoms group, said SFR's mobile service revenues rose 2.2% to 8.58 billion euros in 2008. Stripping out the impact of mobile voice termination rate cuts of 13% in France, SFR's mobile service revenues would have increased by 4.1%.
SFR's 3G customers reached 5.9 million at the end of December 2008, compared with 4.1 million at the end of December 2007. "Net growth in data revenues" from mobile services rose by 32%, mainly due to SMS and MMS, corporate offerings and the development of mobile Internet for the mass market.
Thanks to the quality of its content and services and ongoing cost controls, Vivendi expects its EBITA to show strong growth in 2009. source: Vivendi statement