Bouygues extends LTE coverage to 69% of population

Wednesday 19 March 2014 | 09:41 CET | News
French operator Bouygues Telecom has extended its LTE coverage and claimed its leading position with 69 percent national population coverage with over 6,000 active base stations. This represents 43 million people and 2,527 cities where coverage stands at over 90 percent. Bouygues Telecom CEO Olivier Roussat said that when customers switch to 4G they consume around four times more data than in 3G. Some usages, such as streaming music, mobile video and online shopping, increase by as much as over 90 percent.

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Companies: Bouygues Telecom
Countries: France
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