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Free Mobile retains 5G roll-out advantage over French rivals, Orange keeps lead in 3.5 GHz active cell sites

Monday 22 March 2021 | 10:47 CET | News
France's four mobile networks reached over 11,000 5G active antennas at the end of February, according to Arcep's latest monthly update. Out of this total, nearly 1,980 used 3.5 GHz frequencies (+385 since February). Iliad subsidiary Free Mobile remained the only operator to deploy 5G on 700 MHz spectrum, with its entire footprint operating in this band (7,044 sites, up by 761 since January). 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Arcep / Bouygues Telecom / Free Mobile / Iliad / Orange France / SFR
Countries: France
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