Telecommunication in FranceThe development of telecommunications in France is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +33, there were a total of 109.84 m connections in 2019. Among them were 72.04 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections France is very well in the race. Around 83% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 44% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 17.27 m webhosts, France is below the world's average by population.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 184.77 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, France ranked 10th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 130.30 Mbit/second (12th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, France comes 27th with a download speed of 59.96 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was enough for 96th place.
The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 countries.
The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.
Access to the Internet in France from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in France 1998 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019
|Spreading in 2019||France|
|Internet users||55.89 m||83.34 %||382.31 m||85.43 %|
|Broadband users||29.76 m||44.38 %||158.30 m||35.37 %|
|Landlines||37.80 m||56.36 %||165.48 m||36.98 %|
|Mobile cellulars||72.04 m||107.43 %||542.60 m||121.25 %|