New technological inventions are supposed to make life easier. But their potential adverse effects sometimes fear.
MetroNews indicates that the French love more technology, while also keeping the head Cold regarding their possible drifts. Credoc (Centre for the Study and Observation of Living) has just finished a new annual study to ARCEP (PDF), the telecoms authority in France, which reveals the evolution of Portrait- French amateur robot technology
. Facilities: smartphones and tablets always on top
It found that 29% of the French have a tablet against 17% last year. Smartphones represent a penetration rate of 49%, up 7 points compared to 2013. In terms of equipment for television, desk phone and computer, their shares remain stable.
Instant Messaging take the place of SMS
On average, 101 SMS / person is sent a week in 2014, against 124 last year. Instant messaging (iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp) have taken the place of these traditional messages.
More adoption of quadruple play
About half of French is now trusted to the same operator for its fixed and mobile telephone, an increase of 6 points compared to last year. In recent years, operators have increased the opportunities in this direction, and seems to have convinced consumers.
The French, very connected s
France is in fifth place of the most connected countries in Europe; follows Sweden, but Germany precedes it. 78% of homes and have an Internet connection while the European average is 65%.
Concern on Privacy
50% French now consider that software can “transmit personal information from mobile phones without the user being notified” , while two years ago they were only 38%.
The other area of concern: the waves
62% of the French are concerned about the “adverse effects” WiFi in antennas or simply electronic devices in the home. 25% protect themselves by avoiding to use their phones in poorly covered areas where phones emit more waves than normal.