Orange to Start LTE Trials in Marseille, France
Published on: 26th Mar 2012
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Orange France has announced that it will launch its pilot LTE network in June, starting in the city of Marseille. Orange has a combination of 4G frequencies at 2.6GHz and 800MHz for its LTE services, and the network infrastructure is being supplied by Alcatel Lucent.
In addition, the company said that over 50% of the population is now covered by its HSPA+ network offering theoretical peak speeds of 42Mbps. By end 2012, this coverage will gradually be enlarged to reach 60% of the population.
The HSPA+ technology, until now available only to business companies, is now accessible to the public.