After a long political soap opera and the establishment of a charter to oversee 5G deployment in Paris, the announcement was announced on Thursday.
largeFrom Friday, March 19, this will become a reality with the launch of the telecom operator Orange and the SFR network. After the last meeting with the city hall, the announcement was announced on Thursday, ending the long political soap opera. After the citizens’ assembly organized by the city government at the end of December, the city council approved a new charter in early March that provides for the deployment of 5G in the capital. Operators (Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange, and SFR) signed the charter, making the commercial launch of 5G in Paris possible, while suburban towns in the Île-de-France region benefit from the latest generation of 5G networks. It has been a mobile network since the end of 2020.
Therefore, despite the unwillingness of the locals, Paris will also join Strasbourg, Lyon or Bordeaux, where 5G has already been launched. In this matter, it was the state that made the decision, and the mayor could not object to it in law. In return for the municipal charter, operators are particularly committed to “optimizing the recycling of telephone equipment” or promoting “digital inclusion.”
Whether these guarantees are sufficient to avoid conflicts within the Paris majority led by the socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo remains to be seen, and his environmental partners continue to call for a moratorium. Orange and SFR are the first companies to officially announce the official launch of their respective networks. They announced that they hope to deploy only on the 3.5 GHz band (the band that “provides the best speed”).
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“By providing 5G to Parisians this Friday, SFR has shown its willingness to abide by the time of citizens’ debate on the one hand, and on the other hand its ability to deploy 5G networks in accordance with the charter adopted by the Paris Council, SFR CEO Grégory Rabuel said in a press release Say.
From Paris to Nantes, via Rennes, the green or left-wing mayors of several major cities have decided to hold an “open debate” at the end of 2020 to specifically respond to the “transparency requirements” of the possible consequences of deploying 5G. Impact on the environment and health. Other cities such as Lille have also announced that they will suspend the execution of the death penalty before the National Health and Security Agency (Anses) is scheduled to issue a report in the spring of 2021.