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


In France, cellular carriers are at present offering 5G companies by way of spectrum within the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands

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

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

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

In France, cellular carriers are at present offering 5G companies by way of spectrum in 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands.

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

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

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

A few of the licensed 5G websites are shared by the cellular operators, the company mentioned.

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

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

For its 5G community, Free Cell 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 at present gives 5G protection in practically 12,000 cities and municipalities throughout France. A few of the giant cities the place the telco gives 5G embody 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 lined by Orange’s 5G community embody Marseille, Good, Le Mans and Angers. Orange initially launched industrial 5G companies in 15 municipalities in the beginning of December 2020.

In the meantime, SFR initially launched its 5G industrial community in Good in November 2020. In keeping with the corporate’s web site, SFR at present gives 5G companies in 6,200 municipalities throughout France.


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