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France
Oct 09, 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
Sep 27, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

French carrier Orange's 4G reach makes it the leading operator in terms of customers in "seven of our eight operating countries in Europe," with 207 million mobile customers worldwide, according to its 2018 annual report. It aims to maintain that same position with its 5G network, building on its 2015… Read more...

Are governments growing uneasy about spectrum auctions?
Apr 30, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Spectrum auctions have become the default mechanism for assigning high-value frequencies around the world, but the past five years have seen growing concern about the possible impact of steep auction prices on investment, consumer prices, mobile network coverage and 5G rollout. Are some governments becoming wary? Read more...

Spectrum Options for Private Industrial IoT Networks
Apr 25, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

There is no globally harmonized spectrum for IoT, and there is no indication that this situation will change. IoT spectrum considerations therefore remain in the hands of national regulators. Read more...

Reliance Jio Infocomm – the one-off that can be repeated
Jan 29, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Indian operator is frequently name-checked as a model for successfully breaking into a mobile market with its straight-to-4G, data-only strategy. But Reliance Jio Infocomm looks like a one-off: finding another visionary, billionaire backer like Mukesh Ambani, willing to invest a significant chunk of his capital in spectrum and infrastructure… Read more...

France (2019)
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 (2019)
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...