more than 26,000 authorized sites and 59% technically operational

The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) has put its monthly observatory of mobile network deployments online.

On July 1 and all operators combined, 26,084 5G sites had been authorized by the ANFR in mainland France (+ 3.9% in June), of which 15,343 were declared technically operational. These are sites lit, without necessarily being open commercially.

To provide 5G service, 16,954 sites have been authorized in the 700 MHz band (Free Mobile) of which 10,248 are technically operational, 9,120 sites in the 2.1 GHz band (Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR) with 4,122 sites declared technically operational.

In the 3.5 GHz band (5G core band), 9,370 authorized sites (Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR) including 4,632 technically operational. Some authorized sites are shared.

4G sites

According to the ANFR, requests for authorization and commissioning of 4G sites increased by 0.4% and 0.7% respectively in June. As of July 1, 53,854 4G sites have been authorized and 49,447 are in service (mainland).

For the 4G sites put into service, Orange is in the lead (26,331 sites; +239 in June), ahead of SFR (22,129 sites; +115), Bouygues Telecom (21 800 sites ; +157) et Free Mobile (20 146 sites ; +191).

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Source: GNT – actualit├ęs by

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