French mobile data download speeds overhaul basic ADSL offerings

French mobile operators have improved their data networks to such an extent that download speeds are now comparable, or better, than rates offered by entry-level ADSL services. The tests, conducted by the local telecoms regulator ARCEP, indicated a doubling of download speeds over those obtained in 2007, with rates of 1.45Mbps on average, rising to a peak rate of 4Mbps.

Other tests were also conducted by ARCEP covering voice, MMS, SMS and video telephony services--with each being judged as highly satisfactory in the 12 most densely populated cities in France. However, the regulator called for improvements to be made to mobile services when used on TGV high-speed train lines, on busy motorways and in commuter trains in major cities.

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