Virgin France launches LTE over SFR, Bouygues networks

17 Apr 2014

French mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile has introduced Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the country, with domestic cellcos SFR and Bouygues Telecom acting as network hosts, La Tribune reports. The operator’s introductory IDOL 4G plan, priced at EUR19.99 (USD27.66) per month, provides unlimited voice calls to France and 50+ destinations, unlimited SMS/MMS and 3GB of data, while the premium IDOL plan, with 5GB of data (and an additional 1GB roaming allowance for mobile data in Europe) is priced at EUR24.99.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in September 2013 Virgin signed an LTE lease agreement with Bouygues Telecom, with the MVNO entering into a similar agreement with SFR to offer 4G services over its network in December 2013.

France, Bouygues Telecom, Omea Telecom (incl. Virgin Mobile), SFR