Blaming the economic slowdown and regulatory interventions, France Telecom said at the end of July that its revenues fell 1% year-on-year on a comparable basis to 12.77 billion euros for the second quarter of 2009. A 7% fall in sales in Poland, a 6% decline in Spain and a 5% fall in the U.K., more than offset a 1% rise in sales in France and a 4% in its other operations, most of which are in Africa and the Middle East.
France Telecom said the number of 3G mobile broadband customers increased 62% in one year to almost 22 million at 30 June 2009. Revenues from mobile data services in France were up 26% year-on-year boosted by both messaging and non-messaging services.
Capital spending was 1.3 billion euros in the second quarter of 2009, a decline of 19% on a comparable basis, the company said. source: France Telecom statement