France, a highly connected country
100% of the country
covered with very high-speed broadband by 2022
(French Governement, 2019)
in the world for fixed high-speed broadband subscriptions
(OCDE, Digital Economic Outlook, 2019)
#2 in the world
for the quality and accessibility
of public online services
(United Nations, E-Government Survey 2018)
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France, a digital economy
A mobile-tastic country
France is committed to strengthening its connectivity, with €20 billion being invested to ensure 100% nationwide coverage of very high-speed internet by 2022.
Strong government support for innovation
is an integral part of the 2025 Productivity Pact. France is aiming to have a breakthrough, technology-based economy by 2025.
Research and Innovation
With 8,241 PCT international patent applications in 2016, France was ranked fifth in the world, after Germany (18,621), but ahead of the United Kingdom (6,439).
La French Tech
The “La French Tech” initiative brings together the most buoyant digital ecosystems throughout France.
“La French Tech” is the term used to describe the ecosystem made up of French startups, which range from biosciences to marketplaces, wherever they are in the world.
It is also part of a public initiative led by the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery; the French Tech mission was founded in 2013 to strengthen this ecosystem with the support of the French government. Since 2018, its objective has been to ensure the growth of the French Tech ecosystem and to see it become one of the most attractive and inclusive in the world. The French Tech mission contributes to this goal through special programs, funding, research, pro-startup public services and an impressive network of dozens of French Tech communities in France and around the world.
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Providing key digital tools for a thriving Economy 2.0
The French government’s Very High-Speed Internet Plan aims to ensure 100% nationwide coverage of very high-speed internet by 2022 through combined public and private investment of some €20 billion. Priority is being given to business parks for the rollout of fiber-optic connections. France also has more public Wi-Fi hotspots – over 23 million – than any other country in Europe.