Le 23 / 02 / 18 | Posté par Xiao-ou HSU
SFR pursues its deployment throughout the country
FIXED AND MOBILE SUPERFAST BROADBAND - JANUARY 2018
- 599 additional municipalities receive 4G coverage and 292 get 4G+
- More than 95.000 new fiber(1) plugs eligible in 73 municipalities
- 150 ski resorts are covererd in 4G
In January, 599 additional municipalities receive 4G coverage and 292 get 4G+
In January 2018, SFR continued the extension of its 4G/4G+ network and remains - according to the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR)(2) - the operator with the most 4G antennas in service (27,667 antennas). More precisely, over the month, 599 new municipalities - such as Bollène (84) and Chantonnay (85) - benefited from 4G coverage, while 292 discovered 4G+ such as La Roche-sur-Yon (85) and Belfort (90) (See lists at the end of this release).
The rapid pace of high speed mobile coverage expansion allowed SFR to cover 95% of the French population with 4G at the end of 2017 and to be well on track to reach 99% of the French population at the end of 2018.
More than 95.000 new fiber plugs eligible in 73 municipalities
In January 2018, SFR continued its deployment on the territory and more than 95.000 new fiber plugs were made eligible for fiber(1) connections in 73 municipalities. Among these, 33 are new to the world of fiber, such as Cluses (74), Feignies (59), Gundershoffen (67), La Verrière (78) or Morlaix (29) while 40 benefited from extension of their coverage, such as Aix-en-Provence (13), Angoulins (17), Beauvais (60), Calais (62), Longjumeau (91) or Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (76) (See lists at the end of this release).
To this day, SFR fiber services are available in more than 1,700 French municipalities.
Already benefiting from France most extensive fiber network (FTTH/FTTB) with nearly 11 million eligible plugs (at the end of 2017), SFR confirmed its leadership and will continue to drive the market through its deployment momentum which will deliver FTTx coverage in the heart of the territories.
150 ski resorts are covererd in 4G
In order to offer the best experience anywhere, SFR deploys its network in the mountains and in its surrounding valleys. SFR covers 150 french ski resorts such as La Plagne (73 - Aime la Plagne, La Plagne, La Plagne 1800, La Plagne Villages), Les Arcs 1950 (73), Val Claret (73), le Reposoir (74) and Moutiers (73) or Saint-Jean de Maurienne (73).
Quality of fixed Internet services: Nperf attributes the annual Award(2) for the best download speed of fixed Internet connection across all technologies.
By checking the speed on line, everyone can assess the quality of their ADSL, VDSL, cable or FTTH fixed connection. 8,614 million of measures collected on nPerf.com between January 1st and December 31st have permitted to compile a barometer in order to measure the fixed Internet connection quality in metropolitan France.
Quality of Internet mobile services: SFR N°1 for mobile Internet speeds and usage in rural areas
Besides expanding 4G/4G+ coverage, this massive roll-out made by SFR contributes to improve the mobile network’s quality of service, as ARCEP(4) confirmed in its annual survey published in June 2017. This report underscores SFR’s momentum in 4G/4G+ and its commitment to provide the best quality of service to as many users as possible in France. In terms of the quality of voice and SMS services, SFR is back to the best level across the country. In rural areas, which account for more than 50% of the national territory, SFR’s successful strategy has enabled the operator to become number 1 for mobile Internet speeds and usage.
4G+ is offered at no extra cost to SFR customers with 4G subscriptions and compatible devices. Eligibility for FTTx, mobile coverage, the details of the offerings and the list of the ski resorts are available on sfr.fr.
(1) Fiber with coaxial or optical termination, according to eligibility (2) According to 2017 nPerf Barometer fixed Internet connections: : https://www.nperf.com/fr/awards/fr/2017/broadband/france/ (3) According to the Observatory produced by the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (National Frequencies Agency) https://www.anfr.fr/gestion-des-frequences-sites/lobservatoire/ (4) Source July 2017: www.arcep.fr
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