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 Thursday, June 04, 2009

In its latest broadband market report, the French telecoms regulator Arcep says the countryís high speed internet providers collectively added 660,000 net new users in the first three months of this year to boost the total to 18.35 million by end-March, up 2.1 million (13%) year-on-year. The watchdog also reported that of the total connections in service, more than five million are now for fully unbundled accesses. Arcepís broadband figures include xDSL, cable, fibre, fixed-wireless, satellite and Wi-Fi consumer and business subscribers in metropolitan France and overseas departments (DOM). The most popular access technology by far continues to be ADSL which accounted for 17.30 million connections at the end of the first quarter, up from 16.80 million at end-December 2008 and 15.47 million at 31 March 2008.

Source: TeleGeography.