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


In France, cell carriers are at present offering 5G providers by means 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 have been declared technically operational by native carriers, in response to the most recent month-to-month report printed by France’s spectrum company ANFR.

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

The company stated that just about the entire 5G websites have been licensed on present mobile websites, already utilized by 2G, 3G or 4G applied sciences.

In France, cell carriers are at present offering 5G providers by means of spectrum in 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands.

ANFR stated {that a} complete of 20,407 websites are licensed within the 700 MHz band (Free Cellular), of which 16,144 are already technically operational. Additionally, ANFR stated 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 Cellular, Orange and SFR), of which 14,433 are declared technically operational.

Free Cellular had the very 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 number of the licensed 5G websites are shared by the cell operators, the company stated.

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

Free Cellular, a subsidiary of Illiad, stated its 5G footprint at present covers 84% of the nation’s inhabitants, in response to the service’s web site. Free Cellular stated that its 5G community at present 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 at present offers 5G protection in almost 12,000 cities and municipalities throughout France. A number of the massive cities the place the telco offers 5G embody Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Good, Nantes, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Lille.

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

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

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