Free Mobile has Announced yesterday on Twitter An improvement in 5G network speeds of about 14%. This expected increase in bit rates is a result of the extension of the frequency band used by the player to the 3.5 GHz band. The 60MHz was previously used for free and yesterday’s official update allowed him to use the full 70MHz available to him.
The company doesn’t justify this initial underuse, but it’s good news for Free Mobile customers who rely on 5G. Even if the operator’s mobile network is based primarily on the 700MHz band, which has the huge advantage of wide coverage, at the expense of speeds. That is why the 5G network of Free Mobile is not on average close to the speed of the network of its competitors, even if it is widely located in the region, including in small towns and even in rural areas.
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To increase speeds, Free Mobile is also deploying antennas on the 3.5 GHz band, like the three current operators. And in this area it is not far from its competitors, all four companies are in a handkerchief.
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