Doubts about privacy issues concerning Huawei’s 5G equipment led Orange to run tests with Samsung’s equipment in Saint-Ouen in order to prepare for the case where the Chinese vendor is banned from France. Orange have already deployed Huawei’s 5G antennas in Montpellier for trials, and the CEO Stéphane Richard doesn’t seem to worry about the […]
Bouygues Telecom collaborated with Qualcomm and Ericsson to complete a 5G call in real conditions in Lyon using mobile terminals powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem and Ericsson 6488 active radio antennas connected to a fiber optic network core. In 2018, the French regulator Arcep offered spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band (3400 – 3800 […]
In order to test 5G performance in 2019 before the expected commercial launch in 2020, Orange announced its partnership with Nokia to launch a test phase in Marseille where 500 selected locals will have access to the 5G Network. Similar tests will take place in Nantes Lilles and Paris. In January 2019, Orange announced […]
SFR has achieved downlink speeds of 2.3Gbps in a live 5G demonstration at its headquarters. The trial showcased a stream 4K content. SFR used radio infrastructure and equipment from Huawei, along with core network components provided by Cisco. The company achieved peak data speeds of 1.6Gbps via a pre-commercial terminal using frequencies in the 3.5GHz […]
7 new experimental stations have been authorized in France. The first six are operated by Orange and are mainly deployed in Bouches-du-Rhône, and one is located in the Hauts-de-Seine. The seventh belongs to Bouygues Telecom and is in Gironde. Since the beginning of the year, operators have obtained licenses from the telecoms regulator to test […]
Orange in partnership with Ericsson demonstrated a 5G NR data call in France. The test achieved a call on 3.4-3.8GHz band between a mobile terminal and a base station.
The Nokia and France Télévisions demonstrated the ability of 5G to offer a speed equivalent to fiber, enabling the future broadcast of 8K content on any compatible device, including televisions.
SFR announced its 5G trials on the cities of Toulouse and Nantes.
Under Decision No. 2018-0177 from Arcep, Orange will be allowed to use the 3.5GHz spectrum for 5G trials for twelve months starting June 2018, in over 30 French cities including Lille and Douai. Orange had already started installing its equipment at 30 sites in Lille and 48 sites at Douai in the 3600-3700 MHz frequency […]
Orange and Ericsson will develop 5G use cases and service scenarios, including technical alignment and external demonstrations. The partnership will enable 5G technology building blocks, proof of concepts, and pilots across Europe from 2017 onwards, with use cases including: – wireless multi-gigabits internet access in suburban and rural environments (a first demo reaching 15 Gbps […]