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France Online Population Forecast 2023-28

In 2023, France had an internet user base of 59.6 million, representing an impressive 92.2% internet penetration rate.

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In 2023, France had an internet user base of 59.6 million, representing an impressive 92.2% internet penetration rate. Over the next five years, the country's online population is forecasted to grow modestly by 0.4% to reach 60.08 million users by 2028, with an anticipated online penetration rate of 93.2%.

Internet accessibility in France is robust, with Ookla data indicating that internet users could expect a median mobile internet connection speed of 79.60 Mbps and a median fixed internet connection speed of 207.41 Mbps as of early 2024. 

One of the most common online activities among the French is social media engagement. As of January 2024, France had 50.70 million active social media users, accounting for 78.2% of the total population. This figure is projected to increase, aligning with the growing trend of social media usage worldwide.

Notably, the French population spends a significant amount of time online. The average daily time spent using the internet in France is approximately 5 hours and 22 minutes, indicating a high level of digital engagement and integration into daily routines.

As the country's online population continues to grow, these trends are expected to persist, further solidifying France's position as a digitally advanced nation.


Online population. Total number of individuals or users who have access to the internet and regularly use it for various purposes, such as communication, information gathering, entertainment, shopping, and more (at least once in a month)
Additional Notes
Release Date: April 2024
Region: France
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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