SFR

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

SFR
Société anonyme
Industry Telecommunications
Founded February 1987
Headquarters Paris, France
Area served
France, Réunion, Mayotte, Belgium, Luxembourg, Guadeloupe, Martinique
Key people
Michel Combes (Chairman and CEO)[1]
Products Box de SFR, Home by SFR, mobile phones
Services Fixed-line internet, mobile internet, fixed-line and mobile telephony, IP television
Revenue €12.577 billion[2]
€12.183 billion[3] (2011)
€2.472 billion (2010)
Owner Altice
Number of employees
14,500
Parent SFR Group
Subsidiaries Joe Mobile
Website sfr.fr
sfr.lu
sfr.be
sfr.re
sfrcaraibe.fr

SFR (Société française du radiotéléphone) is a French telecommunications company that provides voice, video, data, and Internet telecommunications and professional services to consumers and businesses. As of December 2015, it has 21.9 million customers in Metropolitan France for mobile services, and provides 6.35 million households with high-speed internet access.[4] SFR is owned by Altice and French conglomerate Vivendi.

SFR also offers services in the Overseas Departments of France : in the Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and in Guyane as well as in the Indian Ocean, in Mayotte and on the Réunion island through SRR (Société Réunionnaise du Radiotéléphone) although the company is branded as SFR Réunion.

SFR (SFR Belux) operated in Belgium as a cable operator and MVNO in some communes of Brussels Region and in some areas of Luxembourg. The division was sold to rival Telenet in December 2016.

History[edit]

Vodafone had a 44% share in SFR until April 2011 when it sold the entire share back to Vivendi. SFR is a major partner network of Vodafone in France.[5][6]

Vivendi announced in March 2014 that it planned to sell its SFR division.[7] On 14 March it announced that it would enter exclusive negotiations with Altice/Numericable, to the exclusion of Bouygues and Iliad.[7] Arnaud Montebourg, the French Minister for Industrial Renewal, provoked a storm when he stated that the Numericable/SFR deal was a certainty; Iliad lost 7.5% of its market value on that day.[7]

In February 2016 Orange, SFR and Free announced the purchase of their competitor Bouygues Telecom. However, negotiations for the purchase agreement fell through a few months later.[8]

Slogans[edit]

  • 1987-1990: « Parce qu’un abonné SFR n’est pas qu’un simple numéro »
  • 1990-1994: « Ligne SFR, Le téléphone liberté »
  • 1994-1996: « SFR, Le monde sans fil est à vous »
  • 1996-1999: « Sans fil SFR, le monde est à vous »
  • 1999-2000: « Vous n'avez pas fini d'être LIBRE »
  • 2000-2001: « SFR, le meilleur réseau »
  • 2001-2003: « Vous serez toujours plus qu’un simple numéro »
  • 2003-2005: « Plus de plaisir »
  • 2005-2007: « Parlons mieux, parlons mobile »
  • 2007-2008: « Vivons mobile »
  • 2008-2010: « SFR, et le monde est à vous »
  • 2010-2014: « Carrément vous »
  • 2014-2015: « Smart comme vous »
  • 2015-2016: « SFR, et tout s'accélère »
  • 2016-2017: « #NewSFR »
  • 2017: «Pour vous, SFR change»

SFR TV[edit]

SFR TV is a television service accessible on La box de SFR and La Box Fibre de SFR, which delivers television programs via the broadband internet telephone network (xDSL), high-speed internet (FTTH or FTTB fiber within Numericable). The service was also broadcast by satellite with SFR Sat available on the Astra 19.2°E satellite until October 2015.

The SFR TV package includes more than 200 channels, some pay-tv channels can be added as an option, by subscribing to a specific paid package, classified by theme (sport, youth, music, international ...).

SFR Sport[edit]

SFR Sport is a package of French TV channels (SFR Sport 1, SFR Sport 2, SFR Sport 3, SFR Sport 4K, SFR Sport 5) from the SFR Group devoted to sports. They are available for SFR and OTT subscribers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Management team". SFR. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.sfr.com/nous-connaitre
  4. ^ "Numericable-SFR regagne enfin des clients sur le marché mobile". Nextimpact.com, 15 March 2016
  5. ^ "Vodafone and SFR strengthen strategic global alliance". Vodafone.com, 7 May 2014
  6. ^ "Vivendi Selling SFR to Altice in $23 Billion Deal, Hard-Fought Win for Drahi". bloomberg.com, 7 April 2014
  7. ^ a b c lepoint.fr: 'Numericable-SFR : "l'avenir commence aujourd'hui"' 14 Mar 2014
  8. ^ europe1.fr: 'Échec des négociations pour la vente de Bouygues Telecom à Orange' 1 April 2016

External links[edit]