It grows everywhere in France.
Discreet ones, hidden in the bell tower of a church.
Clusters on top of public buildings.
But also loners in the middle of a field.
For decades, telecom antennas, essential elements to ensure mobile coverage, have made a place for themselves in our landscape.
With 4G alone, there are 109,074 scattered across the country, according to January figures from the National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
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With 5G, there are currently 50,581. “They are often installed in place of 4G antennas, there are not necessarily duplicates,” analyzes Renaud Kayanakis, telecoms specialist at Sia Partners.
Afterwards, some 5G antennas cover shorter distances than 4G.
More is therefore needed to cover the same area.
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