Free Mobile brings 5G to 77% of French population, offers more data on 10-year anniversary

Monday 10 January 2022 | 11:45 CET | News
Iliad subsidiary Free Mobile said that its 5G network remained the largest in France in terms of cell sites, with a footprint covering 77 percent of the country's population (up from 62% in August 2021). This reflects the operator's roll-out on 700 MHz band frequencies, also used to provide LTE services.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Free Mobile
Countries: France
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier




Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Orange keeps lead over French rivals in nPerf's 2021 mobile internet ranking

Published 25 Jan 2022 10:32 CET | France
Orange has earned the title of best French mobile internet provider for the fifth year running in the latest report compiled by ...

French operator Free adds rental option for premium set-top box

Published 20 Jan 2022 09:54 CET | France
Iliad subsidiary Free has announced on Twitter that new sign-ups to its premium Freebox Delta package can now rent the Devialet ...

French telecom market keeps momentum in Q3 with 2% revenue growth

Published 18 Jan 2022 12:48 CET | France
France's telecom operators generated third-quarter service revenues of EUR 7.94 billion across the fixed, mobile and added-value ...

French mobile networks reach LTE in service on 98% of all cell sites

Published 17 Jan 2022 11:27 CET | France
France is close to the objective of converting all cell sites to LTE, with 98 percent of them already providing LTE services at ...

France to see 5G energy efficiency gains from 2023 in urban areas – Arcep study

Published 17 Jan 2022 10:43 CET | France
Telecom regulator Arcep has published a study evaluating different energy consumption scenarios to assess the impact of 5G ...

Free gains lead over French rivals in nPerf's 2021 fixed broadband ranking

Published 12 Jan 2022 08:50 CET | France
Iliad subsidiary Free earned the title of best fixed broadband service provider in France from internet speed test site NPerf, ...

France's 5G site activations total over 1,200 in December

Published 05 Jan 2022 11:30 CET | France
The number of 5G cell sites emitting a signal across mainland France increased by 1,226 in December to reach 22,180 as of 01 ...

Free Mobile fined EUR 300,000 for GDPR breaches

Published 04 Jan 2022 16:54 CET | France
France's data protection watchdog Cnil has issued a EUR 300,000 fine to Free Mobile, following an inquiry prompted by nearly 20 ...

Iliad's Free to extend Proxi customer support micro centres after pilot

Published 21 Dec 2021 11:10 CET | France
French operator Free said that its customer support services will evolve next year with more Proxi centres to be deployed ...

French supreme court rejects appeal against Orange-Free roaming deal

Published 17 Dec 2021 17:15 CET | France
French telecom authority Arcep welcomed a ruling from the country's Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) rejecting the appeal lodged ...

French operator Free Mobile introduces lease-with-purchase option for smartphones

Published 06 Jul 2021 10:24 CET | France
Iliad subsidiary Free Mobile announced the launch of Flex, a new scheme that enables its customers to lease a smartphone while ...

French operator Free steps up retail footprint expansion with 14 new stores opening in May

Published 19 May 2021 09:29 CET | France
Iliad subsidiary Free said that it will inaugurate fourteen new stores between 19 and 28 May, bringing its overall retail ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

28 Jan Telia Lithuania Q4 2021
28 Jan Telia Company Q4 2021
28 Jan MTN Nigeria Q4 2021
28 Jan SK Hynix Q4
28 Jan Charter Communications Q4
31 Jan KPN Q4 2021
31 Jan NEC fiscal Q3
31 Jan Cirrus Logic Q3
31 Jan NXP Semiconductors Q4 2021
31 Jan Harmonic Q4
01 Feb Tele2 Q4
01 Feb Vantage Towers fiscal Q3
01 Feb Vodacom fiscal Q3
01 Feb A10 Networks Q4
01 Feb EA fiscal Q3
01 Feb Alphabet Q4 2021
01 Feb Tele2 Q4 2021
01 Feb AudioCodes Q4 2021
02 Feb Softbank fiscal Q3
02 Feb Meta Q4 2021
02 Feb Spotify Q4 2021
02 Feb Maxlinear Q4 2021
02 Feb Cognizant Q4 2021
02 Feb 8x8 Q3
02 Feb Aviat Networks fiscal Q2
02 Feb Sony fiscal Q2
02 Feb Netgear Q4 2021
02 Feb Qorvo fiscal Q3
02 Feb T-Mobile US Q4
02 Feb A10 Networks Investor Day
::: More Calendar Items