Gartner Research

Consumer Market Trends: France

Published: 09 June 2000

ID: G0088635

Analyst(s): Adam Daum


This document examines market trends within the French consumer market. It examines consumer technology adoption, home PCs and the Internet, television and interactivity, Internet appliances, home networks, personal technology use and mobile phone services.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Prepare for a Multiplatform Future
    • Unmetered Internet Access Will Boost E-Commerce
    • Interactive TV Reaches Additional Consumers
    • Internet Appliances
    • Home Networks
    • Personal Technology Use
    • Mobile Phone Services
  • Consumer Technology Adoption
    • Europe Is Different From the United States
    • Prepare for a Multiplatform Future
    • Primary and Secondary Platforms
    • Household Penetration
    • PC- and TV-Related Expenditure
  • Home PCs and the Internet
    • Home Internet Use
    • Unmetered Internet Access
    • Broadband Internet Access
  • Television and Interactivity
    • TV-Related Expenditure
    • Interactive Television
    • The French Experience
    • Internet via TV
  • Internet Appliances
    • Two Classes of Internet Device
    • Enhanced Appliances Have an Existing Market — And Supplier Push
    • Dedicated Appliances: Contention Offers Some Hope
    • Limited Functionality Is a Double-Edged Sword
  • Home Networks
    • Where Is the Money?
    • Four Types of Home Network
  • Personal Technology Use
  • Mobile Phone Services

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