5G to launch in France this month
Next-generation 5G phone networks are given the green light to go live in France later this month, the national telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday after concluding a frequency auction.
Regulator Arcep of France said The auction raised 2.8 billion euros (approximately 24.4 billion rupees) from four network operators: Bouygues Telecom, Free mobile, orange and SFR.
He added that his 5G The networks could begin commercial operations on November 18, but he noted that administrative formalities meant that they would likely launch between November 20-30.
The regulator also set which is establishing an observatory dedicated to 5G launches. The observatory will provide a wide range of information, such as the number of 5G cell sites, regional mapping of active 5G cell site implementations, and more. Arcep mentioned that in early 2021, it will publish details on the locations of cell sites that operators plan to activate in the next three months, including information on available technology. You will also share information on the location of cell sites for which an urban planning permit application has been submitted.
Arcep specified that by 2022, at least 75 percent of cell sites should be equipped to offer speeds equal to a minimum of 240 MBps. This obligation will gradually be extended to include all cell sites by 2030, when all are expected to provide 5G service.
5G technology promises an exponential leap in the amount and speed of wireless data that networks and phones can handle, enabling advancements in autonomous vehicles. virtual reality, connected health and more, as sensors and servers communicate almost instantly.