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High-speed Internet Observatory - 4th Quarter 2007 - Provisional results - 29th february 2008

Last update 27th February 2008

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Warning: provisional results published two months after the end of each quarter have a precision lower than the final results published later on (see below methodology notes).

1) High-speed Internet figures for the 4th quarter 2007 – provisional results

At 31 December 2007, there were 15.55 million subscriptions to high-speed internet in France, of which 14.80 million subscriptions were ADSL. The number of ADSL subscriptions increased by about 700 000 throughout the quarter (+5%). The rate of annual growth weakens since the third quarter of 2006, when it was 3.30 million additional subscriptions (+39%). In December 2007, it was about 2.85 million over one year (22%).

2) Methodology notes

  • These figures are provisional. They are based on data received from major Internet access providers (IAPs). Missing data is sometimes replaced with estimates.

The data published are rounded to about fifty thousand lower or higher nearest, that is to say a margin of rounded more or less 25.000.

ARCEP will publish the final results for the fourth quarter in its Market Observatory on 30 April 2008.

  • The number of Internet subscriptions refers to xDSL access, cable modem, optical fiber, WLL, satellite and wifi.
  • The number of Internet subscriptions take both into account residential and companies subscriptions.
  • Data refers to Metropolitan France and the overseas "départements".
  • There may be time lags between when intermediate offers are delivered (unbundling and bitstream) and when they are effectively put into service on the end market. Data for these two markets may reflect this gap.