France reaches 36,868 approved 5G websites at end-September


In France, cellular carriers are presently offering 5G providers by spectrum within the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands

France had a complete of 36,868 approved 5G websites as of October 1, of which 27,854 have been declared technically operational by native carriers, in response to the newest month-to-month report revealed by France’s spectrum company ANFR.

ANFR stated that the variety of approved 5G websites throughout September elevated by 1.5% in comparison with the earlier month.

The company stated that nearly all the 5G websites have been approved on present mobile websites, already utilized by 2G, 3G or 4G applied sciences.

In France, cellular carriers are presently offering 5G providers by spectrum in 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands.

ANFR stated {that a} whole of 20,407 websites are approved within the 700 MHz band (Free Cellular), of which 16,144 are already technically operational. Additionally, ANFR stated that 15,940 websites are approved within the 2.1 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR), however 9,916 are technically operational.

In the meantime, 21.879 websites are approved within the 3.5 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Free Cellular, Orange and SFR), of which 14,433 are declared technically operational.

Free Cellular had the best variety of operational 5G websites as of the top of final month, with 16,152, adopted by Bouygues Telecom (8,634), SFR (7.539) and Orange (4,850).

A few of the approved 5G websites are shared by the cellular operators, the company stated.

As well as, 58,745 4G websites have been approved in mainland France as of October 1, of which 53,958 are in service.

Free Cellular, a subsidiary of Illiad, stated its 5G footprint presently covers 84% of the nation’s inhabitants, in response to the service’s web site. Free Cellular stated that its 5G community presently reaches 9,689 municipalities throughout France.

For its 5G community, Free Cellular makes use of frequencies within the 700 MHz band in addition to frequencies within the 3.5 GHz band which Free acquired in a French spectrum public sale in 2020.

In the meantime, Bouygues Telecom initially launched 5G in 20 cities throughout France in December 2020. The telco presently supplies 5G protection in practically 12,000 cities and municipalities throughout France. A few of the giant cities the place the telco supplies 5G embrace Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Good, Nantes, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Lille.

French telco Orange has already deployed 5G in practically 900 municipalities throughout the nation, offering protection to 38% of inhabitants in metropolitan areas. A few of the preliminary cities coated by Orange’s 5G community embrace Marseille, Good, Le Mans and Angers. Orange initially launched business 5G providers in 15 municipalities in the beginning of December 2020.

In the meantime, SFR initially launched its 5G business community in Good in November 2020. In keeping with the corporate’s web site, SFR presently supplies 5G providers in 6,200 municipalities throughout France.


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