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France’s spectrum agency authorizes 22,857 5G sites

France had a total of 22,857 5G authorized sites as of April 1, of which 12,213 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. The agency said that all of the 5G sites have been authorized on existing cellular sites, already used by 2G, 3G or 4G technologies. ANFR also said that the total number of authorized 5G sites during March...

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More French Banks Prepare for Commercial Launches of NFC Payments

Scope:  Rollout Status:  In progress France 48.8566 2.3522 Est. Launch:  Q2-Q4 2014 Main Application:  Payment Mobile Operator:  Orange Mobile Operator:  SFR Mobile Operator:  Bouygues Telecom (later) Mobile Operator:  BNP Mobile (MVNO, BNP Paribas) Mobile Operator:  La Poste Mobile (MVNO, La Poste) Mobile Operator:  NRJ Mobile (MVNO, Crédit Mutuel-CIC)...