France to push on with 5G sale despite attacks

France to push on with 5G sale despite attacks
France to push on with 5G sale despite attacks

The multi-billion sale of new 5G frequencies is to go ahead in September despite calls by telecoms firms for further delay so they can concentrate on fibre and 4G rollouts.

Technology fears

Economy Minister Agnès Pan­nier-Runacher’s decision to ask industry regulator Arcep to proceed comes against the background of attacks on supposed 5G masts and other installations by protesters who fear the technology. If the sale goes ahead as expected, the government’s base price of €2.17billion for the first 50MHz block of frequencies would allow the main operators – SFR, Bouygues, Orange and Free – ...

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