SFR expands 4G to 81% of population, 3C LTE-A available in 18 cities

30 Jan 2017

French cellco Numericable-SFR (offering services under the SFR banner) has revealed that its 4G network now covers 81% of the French population, with plans to expand the LTE service to 90% of the populace by the end of 2017. In addition, the cellco has extended its tri-band carrier aggregation (3C) LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network to 18 cities, following the introduction of the technology in Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Le Havre, Nancy, Nantes, Metz and eleven cities in the Ile-de-France region.

In regards to fixed network developments, the company said that it rolled out its fibre network to an additional 270 last year, increasing the total coverage of its high speed infrastructure to 9.3 million premises across the country. SFR now serves more than 1,300 French towns with fibre, and the company is aiming to increase its fibre footprint to eleven million by year-end and 22 million homes and businesses by 2022.

France, Altice France (SFR)