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Altice Europe

Company report, featuring a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and SWOT analysis


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Company Description

Altice Europe is a multinational telecommunications and media company headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 2001. The company provides a range of products and services such as mobile, broadband, pay television, and fixed line telecommunications to customers in France, Portugal, Luxembourg, Israel, and other European markets. Altice Europe also offers content production, advertising, and media services. With operations in 11 countries, Altice Europe is a major player in the European media and telecommunications market.

Industry Overview

Altice Europe operates in the telecommunications and media industry, which is estimated to be worth over $1.2 trillion in US Dollars. This industry employs hundreds of thousands of people, located in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The industry is highly competitive, offering a range of services including mobile, broadband, and television services. Altice Europe has a strong presence in this industry, with operations in 15 countries.

Industry Classification

In terms of formal classification, Platform Executive has tagged Altice Europe as a business operating within the Broadcasting industry.

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Intellectual Property

Some of the Patents granted to, or relevant to the organisation include the following:

Patent Title: System and method for providing a virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,919
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method and system for providing a virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,918
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method for providing an optimized virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,917
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method for providing a distributed services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,916
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method and system for providing a virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,915
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method and system for providing a virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,914
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method for providing a virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,913
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method and system for providing a distributed services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,912
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: System and method for providing a virtualized services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,911
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method and system for providing a distributed services platform
Patent ID: 10,731,910
Date: June 30, 2020

Patent Title: Method and system for providing a distributed services platform
Patent ID: 10,

Major Products & Services

The main products and/or services commercialised by this business include the following:

  • Cable TV, broadband, and fixed-line services
  • Mobile and internet services
  • Video on demand services
  • Advertising and media services
  • Cloud and data center services
  • Professional services such as IT consulting, system integration, and cybersecurity.

Key Competitors

We have identified the following organisations as being key competitors:

  • Vodafone
  • Orange
  • Free
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Proximus
  • KPN
  • Telenet
  • Telefónica
  • Telia
  • Virgin Media
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Key Stakeholders

Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in a business and/or are affected by its actions.

These stakeholders can have different requirements and expectations from the business, which must be taken into account when making decisions.

By understanding their stakeholders’ requirements, a business can make informed decisions that benefit all involved.

Below is the list of internal and external stakeholders we have identified for this business:

1. Customers: Altice Europe's customers are the people and businesses that use the company's products and services.

2. Employees: Altice Europe's employees are the people who work for the company and are responsible for creating and delivering its products and services.

3. Shareholders: Altice Europe's shareholders are the people or entities who own shares in the company.

4. Suppliers: Altice Europe's suppliers provide the raw materials, components and services that are necessary for the company to create and deliver its products and services.

5. Regulatory Agencies: Altice Europe is subject to the laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates.

6. Banks and Financial Institutions: Altice Europe relies on banks and other financial institutions to provide financial services and support.

Value Proposition

A value proposition explains the unique value and/or benefits that an organisation provides to its customers, partners, stakeholders and the overall market. It outlines what makes a company like Altice Europe different from its competitors, along with what it can offer that key competitors cannot.

A corporate value proposition can be used with the competitive advantages section of this report in order to better understand Altice Europe and its position within the marketplace.

Altice Europe is a telecommunications company that provides a range of services including broadband, phone, and TV. The company offers a variety of services at an affordable price and has a strong customer base in Europe.

Competitive Advantages

Competitive advantages are unique attributes, strategies, resources, or capabilities that allow an organisation to outperform its competitors and achieve superior market position and profitability.

Competitive advantages for the business include the following:

Network Infrastructure: Altice Europe has invested heavily in its network infrastructure, including fiber-optic cables, high-speed broadband, and mobile networks. This investment has enabled Altice Europe to offer customers faster download speeds and greater reliability.

Content Portfolio: Altice Europe has developed a comprehensive portfolio of content, including exclusive partnerships with major media companies such as Sky, Disney, and Universal. This has allowed Altice Europe to offer customers a wide range of entertainment, news, and sports content.

Innovative Services: Altice Europe has developed a range of innovative services, such as TV Everywhere, which allows customers to access their content on any device. This has enabled Altice Europe to provide a comprehensive range of services to its customers.

Customer Service: Altice Europe is committed to providing its customers with excellent customer service. The company has invested in customer service training and has created an award-winning customer service team. This has helped Altice Europe to build strong customer loyalty.

Cost Advantages: Altice Europe is able to offer customers competitive prices due to its extensive network infrastructure and content portfolio. This has enabled Altice Europe to remain competitive in the market and attract new customers.

Customers & Cohorts

As part of this competitive intelligence study, we have identified the main customers of the organisation.

These include the following cohorts:

  • Residential customers
  • Business customers
  • Enterprise customers
  • Government customers
  • Wholesale customers
  • Mobile customers

Market Trends

Market trends can impact an organisation by influencing consumer behavior, altering supply and demand dynamics, and affecting the organisation's ability to remain competitive in the market.

As part of this study, we have identified a number of potential short-term to medium-term trends that could impact the organisation. These include the following:

Key Market Trends
Increasing Demand for Low-Cost Services: As consumers become more cost-conscious and sensitive to price, Altice Europe will need to respond with low-cost packages and services to remain competitive. This could include offering cheaper packages, introducing more flexible subscription plans, or extending discounts to existing customers.

Rise in Mobile Data Consumption: As more consumers access the internet via their mobile devices, Altice Europe will need to stay up to date with the latest mobile technologies and offerings in order to remain competitive. This could include introducing more mobile-friendly services such as streaming content, offering discounts on data plans, or providing more options for mobile customers.

Emergence of 5G: As 5G networks become available in Europe, Altice Europe will need to develop strategies to remain competitive in a rapidly changing market. This could include offering new services and products related to 5G technology, such as high-speed internet, virtual reality, and more.

Growing Demand for Connected Home Devices: As more and more consumers adopt connected home devices such as smart speakers, thermostats, and security cameras, Altice Europe will need to offer more options for customers to control and manage their devices. This could include offering more packages and services related to connected home technology, or providing more incentives for customers to purchase connected home devices.

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators

Below is a list of KPI's that we have identified as being strategically relevant to this organisation:

Financials (BETA)

The key financials for Altice Europe include income statements, which can be found in their annual reports. These financial statements provide information on the organisation's financial performance and health, including revenue, expenses, and profits. This information, along with other indicators are used by investors, analysts and other stakeholders to evaluate the company's performance and future prospects.

Where a financial does not match, we have included those of the parent company (if a listed entity). If the financials are missing please contact us and we will prioritise the update.

Key Financials

Key Personnel

Income Statement


Top-level corporate stats and financial highlights for the listed entity, include:

Share Performance

Below is the current (EOD) share performance for the company, or its listed parent:

Potential Products/Services

As part of this study we have attempted to prognosticate potential products and/or services this organisation could develop in the short to medium-term.

High-Speed Internet Services: Altice Europe could offer high-speed Internet services to its customers. This could include fiber-optic Internet services, as well as other high-speed broadband solutions such as cable and DSL.

Enhanced TV Services: Altice Europe could offer enhanced TV services such as video on demand and pay-per-view options for its customers.

Home Security Services: Altice Europe could offer home security services such as alarm systems, video surveillance, and home automation to its customers.

Home Automation Services: Altice Europe could offer home automation services such as thermostat control, automated lighting, and energy management to its customers.

Mobile Phone Services: Altice Europe could offer mobile phone services such as voice, text, and data plans to its customers.

Home Entertainment Services: Altice Europe could offer home entertainment services such as streaming media services, television and movie downloads, and gaming services to its customers.

Technical Support Services: Altice Europe could offer technical support services to its customers such as installation and troubleshooting assistance.

Cloud-Based Services: Altice Europe could offer cloud-based services such as storage and backup solutions to its customers.

Potential Synergies

Using our product and portfolio-matching algorithm, we have determined that the following organisations have potential synergies with the company:

1. Microsoft: Microsoft has a long-standing relationship with Altice Europe, providing a range of services and solutions, including cloud computing and enterprise mobility.
2. Apple: Apple and Altice Europe have partnered to deliver Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple products to Altice's customers.
3. Cisco: Cisco has had a strategic partnership with Altice Europe for many years, providing solutions to help the company's customers access and manage their networks more efficiently.
4. IBM: IBM and Altice Europe have partnered to develop and deploy solutions to help customers make the most of their digital transformation.
5. Intel: Intel and Altice Europe have a strategic partnership to develop and deploy advanced technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence solutions.
6. Ericsson: Ericsson and Altice Europe have partnered to develop and deploy 5G and IoT solutions, as well as to provide managed services.

Porter's Five Forces

Created by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1979, Porter's Five Forces model is designed to help analyse the particular attractiveness of an industry; evaluate investment options; and better assess the competitive environment.

The five forces are as follows:

  • Competitive rivalry
  • Supplier power
  • Buyer power
  • Threat of substitution
  • Threat of new entries
The Porters 5 forces for Altice Europe are:

1. Supplier bargaining power: LOW

2. Customer bargaining power: MEDIUM

3. Threat of new entrants: HIGH

4. Threat of substitutes: MEDIUM

5. Competitive rivalry: HIGH

Altice Europe scores relatively POORLY in relation to the Porters 5 forces. The company has LOW supplier bargaining power, MEDIUM customer bargaining power, HIGH threat of new entrants, MEDIUM threat of substitutes, and HIGH competitive rivalry.

PESTLE Analysis

This PESTLE analysis is a strategic planning tool that assesses key external factors affecting the organisation, including the following:

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Each of these factors is analysed to determine their impact on the organisations strategy, objectives, and operations.

By utilising a PESTLE analysis, the organisation can make better decisions and develop strategies to address potential risks and opportunities.

PESTLE Analysis

CATWOE Analysis


The CATWOE analysis is used to investigate each stakeholders perspectives in order to enable the business to make informed decisions.

The CATWOE analysis is a problem-solving tool consisting of six elements:

  • Customers
  • Actors
  • Transformation process
  • World view
  • Owners
  • Environmental constraints

We view the CATWOE as being most useful when used in conjunction with other problem-solving tools such as a SWOT analysis.

Customers: Altice Europe's primary customers are individuals and households who purchase their telecom products and services. These customers are located in Portugal, the Dominican Republic, France, Israel, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

Actors: The main actors involved in Altice Europe's operations are the employees, shareholders, and customers. Employees are responsible for providing customer service and ensuring that products meet customer needs. Shareholders provide capital to the company and are ultimately responsible for its success or failure. Customers are the ones who ultimately purchase the company's products and services.

Transformation process: Altice Europe's transformation process involves providing customers with a wide range of telecom products and services. These products and services include internet, cable TV, mobile phone, and landline services. The company also offers a wide range of value-added services such as customer support, online accounts, and discounts. Altice Europe aims to provide a high quality of service to its customers and to ensure that they are satisfied with their experience.

World view: Altice Europe's world view is focused on providing quality products and services to its customers. The company strives to remain competitive in the telecom market by providing competitive prices, innovative products, and excellent customer service. Altice Europe also believes in providing its customers with a positive experience.

Owners: The owners of Altice Europe are its shareholders. These shareholders provide the capital necessary for the company to continue its operations and to provide products and services to its customers.

Environmental constraints: Altice Europe operates in a highly competitive environment. The company must be able to compete with other telecom providers in terms of pricing, products, and customer service. Additionally, the company must adhere to the regulations and laws of the countries in which it operates. Finally, Altice Europe must be mindful of its environmental impact and take steps to minimize its carbon footprint.

SWOT Analysis

This SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Altice Europe business.

When creating this SWOT the team at Platform Executive have taken into consideration the corporate strategy; brand; key financials; the competitive landscape; along with the products and/or services offered.

To offer increased context for future innovation and product development we also consider the historical context for the business and industry; and perceived direction of travel.

Upon researching the company, we have uncovered a number of strategic and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

SWOT Analysis


Below is a list of the strengths we have identified for the business:

1. Extensive European footprint: Altice Europe has a strong presence across Europe, with operations in Portugal, France, Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain, and the Netherlands. This gives the company a very strong base from which to continue expanding its operations.

2. Leading market positions: Altice Europe is a market leader in several of the countries in which it operates. This includes France, where it is the largest cable operator, and Portugal, where it is the largest provider of fixed-line and mobile services.

3. Innovative product offerings: Altice Europe has a strong track record of introducing innovative products and services to the market. This has allowed the company to stay ahead of the competition and maintain its leading position in the market.

4. Strong financial position: Altice Europe is a financially strong company with a strong balance sheet. This gives the company the flexibility to continue investing in its business and expanding its operations.


Below is a list of opportunities we have identified for the business:

1. Improve customer service: Altice Europe should focus on developing customer service strategies that allow for better customer engagement, faster response times, and improved customer satisfaction. This can be done by investing in customer service analytics, implementing customer service automation, and developing customer service training initiatives.

2. Increase customer acquisition: Altice Europe should aim to increase its customer base by focusing on customer acquisition and retention strategies. This can be done by leveraging data-driven marketing initiatives, expanding into new markets, and investing in customer loyalty programs.

3. Expand product portfolio: Altice Europe can increase its market share and customer base by expanding its product portfolio. This can be done by introducing new products, launching new service plans, and investing in new technologies.

4. Strengthen infrastructure: Altice Europe should focus on strengthening its infrastructure in order to provide better service and more value to its customers. This can be done by investing in network optimisation, expanding its coverage area, and increasing its bandwidth.


Below is a list of the weaknesses we have identified for the business:

1. Lack of a strong presence in key markets: Altice Europe is present in a number of European countries, but lacks a strong presence in key markets such as the UK, Germany, and France.

2. Weaknesses in its core businesses: The company has been struggling to turnaround its core businesses of fixed-line and mobile telephony.

3. Heavy debt burden: Altice Europe has a debt burden of over €50 billion, which is a key risk factor.

4. Struggling to generate growth: The company has been struggling to generate growth in recent years and is now facing headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Below is a list of the threats we have identified for the business:

1. Regulatory Environment: Altice Europe is subject to a number of regulations imposed by the EU, national and local governments, which can increase costs, delay projects and limit the company’s ability to compete in certain markets.

2. Competition: Altice Europe faces intense competition from other telecom providers, cable providers, and streaming services, which can lead to lower prices, reduced customer loyalty and decreased market share.

3. Cybersecurity: Altice Europe is vulnerable to cyber-attacks and data breaches, which can result in financial losses, loss of customer data, and reputational damage.

4. Technological Changes: Rapid technological changes in the telecom industry can lead to the need for Altice Europe to invest in new infrastructure, which can be costly and time consuming. Additionally, technological changes can lead to shifts in customer behaviour, which can create new opportunities and risks for the company.

5C Analysis

The 5C Analysis is a marketing framework that can be used to provide insight into the key drivers of success, as well as the risk exposure to various environmental factors.
This (concise) 5C analysis examines the external and internal environment for Altice Europe. It includes analysing the company's customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and capabilities. We have produced this short analysis to identify potential opportunities and threats to Altice Europe, as well as areas where the company needs to improve its operations or strategy.
Company: Altice Europe is a telecommunications provider with a presence in Europe, Israel, and the Dominican Republic. It was founded in 2001 and has since become a major player in the telecommunications market.

Collaborators: Altice Europe works with many partners and suppliers in order to deliver its services. It has strategic partnerships with companies such as Nokia, Orange, and Vodafone.

Customers: Altice Europe's customers include consumers and businesses. Its services are tailored towards different needs, ranging from mobile and landline services to internet and TV services.

Competitors: Altice Europe's main competitors are major telecommunications providers such as Vodafone, Orange, and Telefonica.

Content: Altice Europe has a wide range of content available to its customers, including news, sports, and entertainment. It also offers exclusive content, such as its Altice Studio, which features original programming.
5C Analysis

MOST Analysis

MOST Analysis

The MOST analysis framework is commonly used to identify an organisation's strategic goals, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to achieve its objectives. This analysis helps organisations to focus on what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, while also identifying potential roadblocks or obstacles that may arise along the way.

  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

We have created this analysis from a 3rd person perspective.

Innovation Scorecard

As part of our research and analysis activity, the team at Platform Executive assesses and then benchmarks businesses and the industry verticals in which they operate using a proprietary scoring mechanism.

First, we allocate a score of A-E for the industry vertical, gauged on the key organisations operating within the space; and then score the individual business using a 1-5 score.

A score of D-E within an industry means that it is potentially ripe to be disrupted by a new entrant into the marketplace; and/or vulnerable to technological change.

Likewise, a high score of 4-5 for the company in question indicates that in the view of the analysis team it lags behind notable businesses in terms of innovation and product pipeline.

Innovation Scorecard

Below is a guide to each score:

Industry score:

A The industry is amongst the most innovative; with the leading players all driving the sector forward.
Example industry: PaaS
B The industry and its leading players have a good track record of innovation; and can quickly react to change.
Example industry: Pharmaceutical
C Companies operating within the sector have adequate levels of innovation; and engage in R&D activities when appropriate.
Example industry: FMCG
DBusinesses operating in the industry do not invest enough time and resource into innovation. The sector is stagnant and a good candidate for disruption.
Example industry: Retail Banking
E The major players in the sector seem to lack suitable product development roadmaps; and as a result the sector is highly vulnerable to industry change.
Example industry: Publishing


Company score:

1 The business is amongst the leading players in terms innovation and product pipeline. This will fulfil and reinforce the operations of the business in the medium to long-term.
2 The business has a good track record of innovation, in terms of its products and/or its business model. It is therefore more likely to be able to react and adapt to any changes to the industry.
3 The business is deemed to have an adequate innovation plan, build on research and development and sustainability where appropriate. The business has a product development strategy.
4The business needs to invest more resource and/or intellectual capital in product development, pipelines and/or its business model. The business is at risk of stagnation.
5 The business seems to lack a suitable product development roadmap; and as a result is vulnerable to any notable industry change and/or new entrants in the marketplace.
The team at Platform Executive has judged Altice Europe as having an innovation score of B2.


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The changelog for this report can be found below, complete with the next scheduled update:

v1.1: Initial load of report
Date: 1st March 2023

Key Financials added (BETA)
Date: 17th March 2023

Next scheduled update: 6th June 2023

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