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[May 24, 2012]

Research and Markets: France - Mobile Data Market Insights - 3G, 4G and Forecasts - 2012

May 24, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "France - Mobile Data Market Insights - 3G, 4G and Forecasts" report to their offering.

The French mobile data market is one of the largest in Europe, being an increasingly important part of the overall market as consumers take up a variety of data services. Most investment from the three 3G network operators during the last two years has focussed on upgrading networks to provide HSPA and thus provide sufficient capacity to exploit consumer use of mobile data services. These numerous services have become more popular following the introduction of unlimited data offerings and the cheaper and more widespread availability of capable handsets. This report provides key statistics on the French mobile data market, including the growth of mobile data services such as SMS/MMS and mobile TV, and the status of network infrastructure such as HSPA and LTE. In the report we also provide an analysis on the major players and their strategies in an increasingly competitive market, as well as 3G and mobile TV forecasts to 2015.

Key developments: - Mobile data market revenue showing steady growth - MNO m-commerce platform Buyster takes shape - SMS use shows 34% annual increase to Q4 2011 - SFR to launch LTE in 2013, aiming for 88% HSPA coverage at 21Mb/s by end-2012 - Orange and Bouygues Telecom planning LTE launches - Ffirst stage in 4G licence auction brings in 936 million - TDF abandons DVB-H for B2M - Rregulator's market data to end-2011 - Operator data to end-2011 - Market developments into 2012.

Companies covered in this report include: - Orange - SFR - Free Mobile - Bouygues Telecom - Canal Key Topics Covered: 1. Synopsis 2. Overview of France's mobile data services market 3. Mobile technologies 3.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile 3.2 Spectrum allocations 3.3 790-862MHz 3.4 900MHz 3.5 2.6GHz 3.6 Network sharing 4. Mobile Messaging 4.1 Short Message Service (SMS) 4.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) 5. Mobile data services 5.1 General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) 5.2 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 5.3 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) 5.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE) 5.5 iPhone 5.6 Android 5.7 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE) 5.8 i-mode 5.9 Vodafone 360 5.10 Application stores 5.11 Femtocells 5.12 Mobile TV 6. Mobile content and applications 6.1 Location based services 6.2 Near Field Communication (NFC) 6.3 Mobile satellite services 6.4 Mobile VoIP 7. Forecasts For more information visit CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager. Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: 353-1-481-1716 Sector: 3G & 4G ( ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at on the world wide web. Inquiries to

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