fixed internet speed increase in 2022

In this month of January,ARCEP publishes its quarterly reportAND nPerf presents its Best Fixed Internet Provider Awards for 2022. One’s data and another’s observations come together: the growth of fixed Internet connection speeds is reaching record rates. The average speed observed in the downlink speed by nPerf is currently 237 Mb/s, that of the uplink speed 170 Mb/s. Latency times are also reduced, measured between 20 and 25 ms depending on the carrier.

Towards a hyper-connected France

This month, nPerf publishes its annual landline barometer in mainland France. This study is based on all tests carried out in 2022 by subscribers: almost 5.5 million in total, half from fiber optic connections. Therefore, the panel is huge, the data is reliable and the conclusion is clear: on average 24% more speed for uplink speed, and even 27% speedup for downlink speed. It’s unprecedented, it’s shocking, and it’s becoming the norm in more than half of French homes. ARCEP also announces the figure of 31.9 million high and very high speed subscriptions in the metropolitan market of France on September 30, 2022.

The second main observation: more than half of the tests were performed for very high speed connection, who now represent 65% of subscriptions. This confirms the general trend of 600 to 700,000 new very high speed subscriptions contracted per year, monitored by ARCEP. 8 out of 10 subscriptions are fiber optic, that is a little more than 17 million, including 3.7 million new users in one year.

Fiber flow is accelerating

of deployment of continuous high-speed fiber network, and the number of “end-to-end” fiber connections passed the 50% mark last fall. This explains the staggering increase in average speed observed. All operators are not equal, but all are in constant 2-digit progression and the gaps are closing in the top quartet.

We are close to 600 Mb/s average download speed and just over 400 Mb/s for the fastest carrier. They’re all neck and neck for latency between 10 and 13 ms: gamers will appreciate it.

To find out if your city is concerned and if fiber is already at your doorstep, the easiest way is to check out our interactive map and verify your address.

The case of broadband

No wonder, the number of broadband subscriptions dwindle every year: 2.5 to 3 million subscriptions on average. It includes xDSL and cable connections, two outdated technologies.

We are caught between 7 and 8 Mb/s for downstream speedand the downlink speed hovers around 0.5 or 0.6 Mb/s. Progress is extremely low: I’m not sure users will measure the difference in usage, but now is the time to invest.

In effect, the planned end of the copper network has been announced for 2030, and several dozen French municipalities have already seen their network stop working The direct consequence: only 20% of speed tests performed in 2022 involved an xDSL connection, according to nPerf.

However, we think that the distribution in the territory is not homogeneous and that copper is still particularly present in sparsely populated areas. with scattered habitats. For that third of the population that hasn’t yet had the chance to take the plunge, it will be necessary to wait a few more years to enjoy video conferencing, 4K streaming, multiple displays and other resource-hungry 4K gaming.

And you, what’s your connection speed?

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