Free has published its financial report for the first quarter of 2016. The company Xavier Niel confirmed his great form by placing himself once again as the largest recruiter in the middle of the mobile operators.
After Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom was missing by not more than: Free. Iliad has just published the results of the operator this morning. And despite the lack of indication of profits earned in the first three months of the year (usually published at the end of the first half), Free is doing very well.
Iliad has achieved a turnover of 1.145 billion euros in the first quarter, up 6.6% from 2015. And it is one more time the mobile sector that pulls up growth since the mobile industry has achieved a turnover of 483.6 million, up 10.4% from last year.
67% of the population covered by 4G
Free Mobile All major indicators are also looking good. At March 31, 2016, and Free Mobile had 11.9 million subscribers, 215,000 more than at the end of 2015, or 585,000 more than at 31 March 2015. Of the almost 12 million subscribers, 4.250 million benefit from 4G Free. Free also indicates the average consumption of GB per month per subscriber 4G from 3.2 GB in December 2015 to 3.8 GB end March 2016.
Free also indicates that the population coverage in 4G has been rising since the end of last year and now stands at 67%, up 4 points. For 3G, the growth is lower since the coverage was 84% of the population, against 83% at the end of 2015.