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High-speed Internet Observatory - 2nd Quarter 2008 - Provisional results - 1st September 2008

Last update 1st September 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 2nd quarter 2008 – provisional results

At 30 June 2008, there were 16.7 million subscriptions to high-speed internet in France, of which 15.875 million subscriptions were ADSL. The number of ADSL subscriptions increased by about 450 000 throughout the quarter (+2,8%). The increase is about 2.5 million over one year (18%). The rate of annual growth weakens since the third quarter of 2006.

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 round to about twenty five thousand lower or higher nearest, that is to say a margin of rounded more or less 12.500.

ARCEP will publish the final results for the second quarter in its Market Observatory on 30 October 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.