After being the first operator to launch 3G and 4G in France, SFR is once again the first to deploy 5G , this Friday, November 20, 2020 in the city of Nice.
Faced with the growing demand for data, naturally increasingly higher with the development of smartphones, tablets, and all communicating objects, the 5G network will allow a speed up to 10 times greater than that of 4G . But also to make Nice the first “smart city” in France, with now 50% coverage of the city for SFR users, individuals and businesses. Better speed, faster data transfers, reduced latency: here is what 5G allows, and what will soon discover Paris, Île-de-France, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nantes and Marseille, future open cities in 5G.
To support the arrival of 5G, SFR offers many offers, starting with more than 30 compatible smartphones on the SFR online store ( Samsung Galaxy S20 , iPhone 12 , Huawei P40 , Sony Xperia 5 II , Google Pixel 5 . ..) . 5G packages are also being deployed, with very generous data offers, via 80 GB, 100 GB, 150 GB or even Unlimited subscriptions (all available from Tuesday, November 24) , to enjoy all the time and without reservation of the ultra-connectivity enabled by 5G.
A new technology that also allows the deployment of innovative functions, such as the SFR 5G Xperience App.
With or without a virtual reality headset, this allows 5G users to find themselves on the pitch, with a 360 ° view, for a Champions League match in 4K on RMC Sport. Or on the set of BFMTV. An incredibly immersive experience.
5G BY SFR: MORE DATA, MORE SPEED
In the press release of the Altice group, Grégory Rabuel, CEO of SFR, thus unveiled the new field of possibilities open to current and new SFR customers thanks to the arrival of 5G.
Meanwhile, other French cities are still debating on the dangers of 5G. In September, the mayors of 11 big cities, including Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and 70 local representatives, demanded a moratorium on 5G. They contest the utility of 5G and its advantages, as presented by the Government and mobile operators.
On the contrary, according to these city representatives, 5G technology has a negative impact on the environment, as it will consume a lot of energy from non-renewable resources and will create pollution. Clearly, Estrosi is not on the same wavelength regarding 5G:
“Its use will revolutionize the digital world and open up new avenues in research and everyday life. 5G is an important attraction for Nice and its metropolis. With it, we want to break the isolation of our territories and allow our communities to consider the development of new urban services.
The health and safety of the people of Nice are my priority. The deployment of 5G is the subject of the signature of a charter of recommendations including its new challenges by all telephone operators. If I had had the slightest doubt, I would never have signed up” commented the mayor on the occasion.