Telecommunication in FranceCompared to the United States, France is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +33, there were a total of 110.51 million connections in 2021. Among them were 72.75 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 17.27 million webhosts, France is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 2.44 million of these, or about 14 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 148.68 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, France ranks 13th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 107.80 Mbit/second (8th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, France comes 27th with a download speed of 63.68 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 8 Mbit was only enough for 120th place.
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.