5G mobile revolution is launched in France

The super-fast next-generation 5G mobile phone network is to launch in France next year.

It will start in cities but all operators must then allocate 20-25% of coverage to more sparsely-populated areas. New phones will be needed and contracts are likely to rise by €10-€20 a month.

Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free have until September to apply for licences.

Any operator must offer 5G in two cities by the end of next year. By 2022, the aim is 75% coverage of France, with 100% coverage by 2030.

Test sites are already operating in Belfort, Bordeaux, Douai, Grenoble, Lannion, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Sophia Antipolis and Toulouse.

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