France is all set to launch the latest 5G phone network by the end of this month. The latest generation 5G phone networks have a green light to go live in France later this month, the national telecoms regulator said after wrapping up a frequency auction. The 5G networks will come with next-generation modeling and design.
The Arcep regulator said the auction brought in 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) from four network operators. It added that their 5G networks could begin commercial operations on November 18, but noted that administrative formalities meant that they would likely launch between November 20 and 30. So the network operations will begin later this month.
5G technology promises an exponential leap in the amount and speed of wireless data that networks and handsets can handle, enabling advances in self-driving vehicles, virtual reality, connected health and more as sensors and servers communicate nearly instantly. With this move France will be one of the few countries to have a latest generation 5G network phone connection.