Telecommunication in France

The 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 109.08 million connections in 2018. Among them were 70.46 million 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 82% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 43% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 17.27 million webhosts, France is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in France 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in France 1998 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in France 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 France
Total
France
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 54.96 m 82.04 % 431.28 m 84.04 %
Broadband users 29.10 m 43.44 % 179.62 m 35.00 %
Landlines 38.62 m 57.65 % 197.06 m 38.40 %
Mobile cellulars 70.46 m 105.18 % 624.52 m 121.69 %