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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories. The French Republic has five overseas collectivities (French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna), one sui generis collectivity (New Caledonia), five departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Réunion), one overseas territory (French Southern and Antarctic Lands), and one island possession in the Pacific Ocean (Clipperton Island).
According to latest ITU estimates (June 2017) 3G mobile services are available to 99% of the French population, and 4G LTE accessible by over 90%.
France is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-1. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), and the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR) is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.