France ends September with 35,797 approved 5G websites


In France, cellular carriers are at the moment offering 5G providers via frequencies within the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands

France had a complete of 35,797 approved 5G websites as of September 1, of which 26,455 have been declared technically operational by the native cellular operators, in response to the newest month-to-month report revealed by France’s spectrum company ANFR.

ANFR mentioned that the variety of approved 5G websites throughout August elevated by 1.3% in comparison with the earlier month.

The company mentioned that just about 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 at the moment offering 5G providers via frequencies within the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz bands.

ANFR mentioned {that a} complete of 20,072 websites are approved within the 700 MHz band (Free Cellular), of which 15,308 are already technically operational. Additionally, ANFR mentioned that 15,350 websites are approved within the 2.1 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR), however 9,326 are technically operational.

In the meantime, 20.593 websites are approved within the 3.5 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Free Cellular, Orange and SFR), of which 13,205 are declared technically operational.

Free Cellular had the best variety of operational 5G websites as of the tip of August, with 15,315, adopted by Bouygues Telecom (8,126), SFR (7.016) and Orange (4,530).

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

As well as, 58,269 4G websites have been approved in mainland France as of September 1, of which 53,414 are in service.

Free Cellular, a subsidiary of Illiad, beforehand mentioned its 5G footprint at the moment covers 77% of the nation’s inhabitants, up from 52% in Might 2021.

Free Cellular mentioned that its 5G community at the moment reaches 9,100 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 the moment gives 5G protection in additional than 10,000 cities and municipalities throughout France. A few of the massive 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 almost 900 municipalities throughout the nation on the finish of 2021, 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 providers in 15 municipalities at first of December 2020.

In the meantime, SFR initially launched its 5G industrial community in Good in November 2020. In response to the corporate’s web site, SFR at the moment gives 5G providers in 4,400 municipalities throughout France.

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