On the occasion of the presentation of its third quarter results, Free gave some information about 5G.
Thomas Reynaud, the Director General of Iliad indicated at a press conference this morning that “5G will be a reality for our subscribers in the coming weeks, always with a concern for the right price”. But there will be no pre-announcement, Xavier Niel’s operator assures us: “We will give the details on the launch day”. But in addition to the offers that will be presented at the last moment, Free “Will also soon publish a map of the cities in which it will deploy the new generation of mobile telephony” indicates Le Figaro.
The launch of Free’s 5G will be done on several frequencies, of course on the 3.5GHz band, for which the operator obtained a block of 70MHz, but also on the 700MHz band, which certainly offers a lower 5G speed. (but still more than 4G), but which penetrates buildings better and offers a much greater range. Thomas Reynaud specified that he “ need 5G to prevent our networks from being saturated in the next two or three years »
Source : Le Figaro