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5G arrives in Paris, it is available at SFR, Bouygues, Orange and Free Mobile


Article updated on March 19, 2021:

Free Mobile communicated on March 19 on the opening of its 5G network in Paris. In his press release, the operator announces that he will be present “in 100% of the districts of the capital”. It thus joins its competitors SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Orange which are also launching their network today.

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While it has been available in the rest of France for several months now, 5G is still long overdue in Paris. A delay in lighting that we owe to the citizens’ convention organized by the Town Hall and which resulted in a ” Parisian charter for mobile telephony“. Anyway, the kickoff is given, there are only a few hours to wait. The opening of the networks is scheduled for this Friday, March 19.

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The networks are ready!

The main operators have prepared the ground. Orange, first of all, announces that it has deployed a 5G network at 3.5 GHz in the capital and promises theoretical maximum speeds up to 3 times faster than with 4G. SFR has also bet on the 3.5 GHz band and indicates that it covers 80% of the intramural population by relying on 80 sites. Bouygues specifies for his part that “more than 3 in 4 Ile-de-France residents will be able to benefit from 5GFrom March 19, without giving exact details on the coverage for the city of Paris. Finally, Free also plans to open the floodgates as indicated by Thomas Reynaud:“I hope we can open 5G in Paris in the next few days, maybe during the weekend”.

In addition to a 5G plan, it is necessary to have a compatible phone. You can find our special file with all the 5G devices available in France:

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