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France ends Q1 with 4.13 million 5G strains


France ends Q1 with 4.13 million 5G lines

France had a complete of 34,539 approved 5G websites as of July 1

France had a complete of 4.13 million 5G strains as of the tip of the primary quarter, based on a current report by the nation’s telecom regulator Arcep. Through the first quarter, French operators added a complete of 1.16 million strains within the 5G section, and based on the out there figures from Arcep, France added 3.33 million 5G strains since July 2021.

France had a complete of 34,539 approved 5G websites as of July 1, of which 25,646 had been declared technically operational by the native cell carriers, based on the newest month-to-month report printed by France’s spectrum company ANFR. ANFR stated that the variety of approved 5G websites throughout June elevated by 1.3% in comparison with the earlier month. The company stated that just about all the 5G websites have been approved on current mobile websites, already utilized by 2G, 3G or 4G applied sciences.

In France, cell carriers are already offering 5G providers via the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and three.5 GHz spectrum bands. ANFR stated {that a} whole of 19,769 websites are approved within the 700 MHz band (Free Cellular), of which 15,001 are already technically operational. Additionally, ANFR stated that 14,445 websites are approved within the 2.1 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR), however 8,881 are technically operational. In the meantime, 19,233 websites are approved within the 3.5 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Free Cellular, Orange and SFR), of which 12,385 are declared technically operational.

Free Cellular had the very best variety of operational 5G websites as of the tip of June, with 15,011 adopted by Bouygues Telecom (7,742), SFR (6,539) and Orange (4,221).

Among the approved 5G websites are shared by the cell operators, the company stated.

As well as, 57,567 4G websites had been approved in mainland France as of July 1, of which 52,874 are in service.

Free Cellular, a subsidiary of Illiad, beforehand stated its 5G footprint presently covers 77% of the inhabitants, up from 52% in Might 2021. Free Cellular stated that its 5G community presently reaches 9,100 municipalities throughout France. It additionally stated the agency had already deployed a complete of 12,000 5G websites, together with 2,514 5G websites utilizing 3.5 GHz frequencies. The service 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.

Bouygues Telecom initially launched 5G in 20 cities throughout France in December 2020. The French operator stated it expects to attain nationwide protection by the tip of 2021. The present roll-out section will depend on the three.5 GHz and a pair of.1 GHz bands.

French telco Orange has already activated 5G in over 160 cities throughout France, the operator’s CEO Stéphane Richard beforehand stated. Among 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. Based on current press stories, SFR presently supplies 5G providers in 2,100 municipalities throughout France.

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