Total SIM cards: Total SIM cards registered with an operator's Home
Location Register (HLR) or in the Home Subscriber Server (HSS) at the date in
question. So, for business clients, each line is considered as a post-paid contract.
Post-paid cards are those whose service is invoiced regularly (packages, metered
offers, blocked accounts, etc.). By default, any non-post-paying client is considered
to be a pre-paying client.
Internet SIM cards: number of SIM cards sold by mobile operators (flat
rates or prepaid cards), to be used solely for accessing the Internet (PCMCIA
cards, 3G/4G USB keys). These cards cannot be used to make voice calls.
Gross sales: total SIM cards at the end of the quarter which are registered
with the HLR/HSS during the quarter. They exclude migrations: pre-paid to post-paid
migration corresponds to clients asking their operator to replace their pre-paid
offer in force at the beginning of the quarter with a post-paid offer; conversely,
post-paid to pre-paid migration corresponds to clients asking their operator
to replace their post-paid offer in force at the beginning of the quarter with
a pre-paid offer.
Cancellation: Total SIM cards at the beginning of the quarter whose
registration in the HLR/HSS was deleted during the quarter. Modifications to
the registration in the HLR/HSS are not cancellations. So, this definition does
not cover changes in offers within a line, or pre- to post-paid migrations or
post- to pre-paid migrations, or service suspensions.
Penetration rate: Penetration rate: it is obtained by dividing the total
number of clients by the population. The reference population is 1rst January
of the year N-1 published by Insee on the 1rst January of the year N. The reference
population in 2017, comes from estimates published in January 2017 (and therefore
of the population for January 1rst, 2016).
Customers not under commitment contract: a client under a commitment
contract is any client having taken out or renewed a contract (out of all or
part of the contracts related to mobile service) for a minimum period not having
expired at the date in question. A client not under commitment contract is any
client not having a contract.
Total active customers: the number of active clients equals to all post-paid
customers under contract and pre-paid customers under contract having made or
received a telephone call, whether free or paid, sent a SMS, MMS or used a multimedia
(e-mail, etc.) service during the past three months (not including incoming
Number of ported numbers: is calculated as half of the volume of numbers
of "in" porting and "out" porting done by all operators.
"In" porting is considered to be an effective porting from the receiving
operator's point of view. "Out" porting is an effective porting from
the donor operator's point of view.
Total MtoM cards: number of SIM cards used for communication between
remote equipment (remote management of equipment, terminals and servers, fixed
or mobile). The communications from these cards are generally carried out without
human intervention. These cards are used for example for tracking of objects
and tools (fleets of vehicles, machinery, etc.), for purposes of updating of
data (surveys at distance of meters, sensors...), for the identification and
monitoring of all kinds (alarms, remote actions...), the list of those uses
where communication is from "machine to machine" is not limited. Are
taken into account the MtoM SIM cards, the communication was done only in downstream,
only upstream or both. The cards used for interpersonal communication and exclusive
internet cards are not included here.
- Metropolitan mobile network operators: Bouygues Telecom, Free mobile, Orange,
Société Française du Radiotéléphone (SFR).
- Overseas mobile network operators : Dauphin Telecom, Digicel AFG, Globaltel,
Orange Caraïbes, Orange Réunion, Outremer Telecom, SAS SPM, Société
Réunionnaise du Radiotéléphone (SRR), Telco OI, UTS Caraïbe.
- Mobile Virtual Network Operators independent of mobile network operators
active on the quarter.