5G has already been talked about a lot.
Telecom operators have started rolling out their commercial offers since the end of November.
SFR then opened the ball.
Since Bouygues Telecom, Orange and Free have started to “turn on their antennas”.
The comparison site for mobile plans and internet box Ariase publishes the first ranking of 5G cities.
It comes in four categories: metropolises, large cities, medium-sized towns and municipalities.
The criterion used to establish this classification is that of the number of 5G sites per 1000 inhabitants.
Lesquin (59) comes first, all categories combined, with 0.93 antenna per 1000 inhabitants!
5G ranking of cities with 5,000 to 20,000 inhabitants Ariase
Ten cities of less than 20,000 inhabitants rank in the top ten places ... Which may seem surprising when we know that, traditionally, operators start by deploying their network in the most populated areas.
This time, it can be explained by Free's choice of technology.
The operator made the bet of the “largest 5G network in France” by massively using radio frequencies already used for 4G, the 700 MHz.
At the risk of upsetting its competitors.
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5G ranking of cities with more than 200,000 Ariase inhabitants.
Nice ranks first in the classification of Metropolises - municipalities with more than 200,000 inhabitants, ahead of Montpellier and Marseille.
The city of Christian Estrosi was the first to benefit from 5G coverage in November.
Paris is still among the absentees, but the capital could benefit from coverage from the end of the quarter.
For its part, Orange has announced that Strasbourg will quickly join the list of metropolises benefiting from the new generation of mobile telephony.
It is increasingly seen as an asset for the economic attractiveness of regions.
The first reservations are starting to be lifted.
5G ranking of cities with 50,000 to 200,000 inhabitants Ariase
The best covered cities are generally those where the four operators have deployed 5G.
In this case, the rate of antennas per capita increases.
Potentially, it is the guarantee for the first users to have the guarantee of a good quality connection.
Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free cover France in a disparate and heterogeneous manner.
The pace of 5G deployment depends on the commissioning of new antennas and new frequencies on the one hand, and on "political" consultation between telephone operators and municipalities on the other
, "Ariase reminds us.