More about "France"
France
Jan 03, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

France's four main mobile network operators (MNOs) have all started testing 5G in the 3.5 GHz band, and consultations are underway on the 26 GHz band. The government's "new deal" with the MNOs has been hailed as an innovative way to improve 4G coverage. Consolidation remains a strong possibility. Read more...

Orange
Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

French telecoms carrier Orange is "actively preparing for the arrival of 5G" and remains focused on the effective, coordinated rollout of 700 MHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum. It is also interested in the 26/32 GHz bands. Read more...

France: population density map and data
Sep 27, 2018
by Chetan Chauhan-Sims

Just 2% of the land mass holds 40% of the French population who live in 'intensively built-up' areas. A large proportion of the population live in 'moderately built-up' areas which cover over half of the land mass. Read more...

Global overview of 700 MHz spectrum assignment
Jan 24, 2018
by Patrick Gahan

Steady progress is being made in releasing 700 MHz for mobile with 30 auctions anticipated over the next three years. Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas are the furthest advanced but few definite plans have been made in Africa or central Asian countries. Read more...

France
Sep 26, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

Like the UK, France currently has four main mobile network operators - Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free - and their attempts to consolidate have come to nothing so far. The regulator, ARCEP, recently announced plans to release spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands for 5G. The… Read more...

Orange Group (2017 entry)
Aug 29, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

The French telecoms carrier is focused on 5G, with its immediate priorities to ensure effective, coordinated rollout of 700 MHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum. For its expanding 4G networks, Orange is lobbying on refarming and license renewal issues. Read more...

Orange Group 2016
Feb 24, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

The French telecoms carrier wants more harmonised, affordable spectrum and advocates the need for sub-6GHz spectrum for 5G. Read more...

France
Feb 24, 2017
by Jonathan Watson

Like the UK, France currently has four main mobile network operators - Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free - and their attempts to consolidate have come to nothing so far. Orange, formerly the monopoly operator France Telecom, has the most spectrum and the most subscribers. Read more...