Where is 5G allowed? A map of the 16,000 sites in France

The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) presents a summary of the first site authorizations granted to mobile telephone operators to deploy their 5G network. These first sites are located in large metropolises but also in rural areas.

As of November 27, 15,901 5G sites have been authorized by the ANFR following applications submitted by mobile operators. But the agency stresses that just because these sites are licensed doesn’t mean they’re already up and running. The mobile operators decide on the activation date of the authorized sites and indicate to the ANFR the date of commissioning of each site.Environment, health, private life … We reviewed 5G

Almost 7,000 municipalities have at least one site

These authorized 5G sites concern urban centers but also rural territories which will thus be able to have access to 5G as soon as the antennas are activated by the operators. The 40 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in mainland France are all affected by these first authorizations. In total, 6,886 municipalities have at least one 5G site authorization.

On November 18, 5G was activated in nine test cities.

Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital, recalls in an interview with the “Journal du Dimanche” that “The individual activation of the pylons is in the hands of the telecom operators”. He admits that he “It will take several years for the territory to be fully covered. But I would like to say that France is the only country in Europe to have required that a quarter of the aerials on be installed in low-density areas by 2024, for the sake of territorial balance and because 5G represents a big asset for agriculture or for
telemedecine. ”

“There will be a better balance of 5G antennas between sparsely populated areas and city centers than during the deployment of 4G”, promises the Secretary of State.

Orange and SFR communicate on their 5G coverage

The telecoms operator Orange announced Wednesday, November 25 the launch of its 5G mobile network “From December 3, 2020” in 15 French cities, including Nice, Marseille, Le Mans, Angers and Clermont-Ferrand, while other municipalities are asking for a moratorium on this technology.

“By the end of the year, more than 160 municipalities will be covered in 5G”, announced the French group in a press release, promising debits “Up to 3 to 4 times faster than 4G” thanks to a wide spectrum in the 3.5 GHz frequency band.

Like Bouygues Telecom, Orange had so far communicated its 5G consumer and business tariff offers without announcing a specific geographic coverage plan.

Only SFR officially launched its latest generation mobile network in Nice since Friday, November 27, while Free mentioned a launch in ” the next weeks “.

This Monday, SFR announces that its 5G offer will be available in “More than 120 municipalities in December in the agglomerations of Bordeaux, Marseille-Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice and Paris-Ile-de-France”.

Will Eric Piolle make Grenoble a city without 5G?

Several green or left-wing mayors of large cities, notably in Lille or Grenoble, have declared themselves in favor of a moratorium until the publication scheduled for spring 2021 of a report from the National Health Security Agency (Anses).

Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange, declared to “Echos”: “For Paris, which has no moratorium, but has initiated citizen consultation, there will be no deployment of new 5G Orange antennas, as long as this process is not completed. “

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