France ends July with 35,311 licensed 5G websites nationwide


The variety of licensed 5G websites throughout France throughout July elevated by 2.2% in comparison with the earlier month

France had a complete of 35,311 licensed 5G websites as of August 1, of which 26,093 had been declared technically operational by the native cell operators, in line with the newest month-to-month report printed by France’s spectrum company ANFR.

ANFR mentioned that the variety of licensed 5G websites throughout July elevated by 2.2% in comparison with the earlier month.

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

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

ANFR mentioned {that a} whole of 19,950 websites are licensed within the 700 MHz band (Free Cellular), of which 15,090 are already technically operational. Additionally, ANFR mentioned that 15,018 websites are licensed within the 2.1 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR), however 9,134 are technically operational.

In the meantime, 20.033 websites are licensed within the 3.5 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Free Cellular, Orange and SFR), of which 12,877 are declared technically operational.

Free Cellular had the very best variety of operational 5G websites as of the top of July, with 15,100, adopted by Bouygues Telecom (7,966), SFR (6,822) and Orange (4,438).

A number of the licensed 5G websites are shared by the cell operators, the company mentioned.

As well as, 57,984 4G websites had been licensed in mainland France as of August 1, of which 53,104 are in service.

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

Free Cellular mentioned that its 5G community at present 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 present offers 5G protection in additional than 10,000 cities and municipalities throughout France. A number of the massive cities the place the telco offers 5G embrace 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 number of the preliminary cities coated by Orange’s 5G community embrace Marseille, Good, Le Mans and Angers. Orange initially launched industrial 5G providers in 15 municipalities firstly 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 offers 5G providers in 4,400 municipalities throughout France.