Nice becomes the first city in France to be covered with SFR

After having made the deployment of 5G one of his campaign themes, the mayor of the city Christian Estrosi is well aware of the questions raised by its deployment.

Grégory Rabuel (left), CEO of the SFR group, and Christian Estrosi.  The mayor of Nice is banking on this technology to make his city more attractive to French and foreign companies.
Grégory Rabuel (left), CEO of the SFR group, and Christian Estrosi. The mayor of Nice is banking on this technology to make his city more attractive to French and foreign companies. Credit: Elsa Bembaron / Le Figaro

Far from the hesitations of some of his colleagues, Christian Estrosi wants to make Nice a model city in 5G. From this Friday noon, 50% of the population of Nice will have access to it – provided they are equipped with a compatible smartphone and an adequate subscription from SFR, the first operator to commercially launch 5G in France. In the coming weeks, coverage will be extended.

“I quickly understood that cities that will not be on time for 5G will lose attractiveness and competitiveness,” says the mayor of Nice, in an interview with Figaro. I have six years ahead of me to take ten steps ahead of territory resistant to 5G, in the name of retrograde dogma. ” Christian Estrosi is convinced that this new technology will be a major asset in attracting businesses, both French and foreign, to his metropolis, particularly for cutting-edge industries and services. And on the contrary, cities that do not have them risk being deserted by

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