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French network operators reach milestone in mobile white-spots programme

Friday 9 April 2021 | 11:28 CET | News
France's four mobile networks have met one of the targets set in the 'New Deal' mobile coverage roadmap ahead of schedule, as part of their efforts to extend LTE connectivity to underserved areas. In early 2018, national regulator Arcep agreed with operators that by end-2020 LTE coverage would be extended to 75 percent of municipalities identified within the mobile white-spots programme (called "zones blanches - centres-bourgs"). The obligation has been exceeded, with nearly 80 percent covered by the deadline (82% as of March). This is set to rise to 100 percent by 2022 amid ongoing network

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