Iliad subsidiary Free Mobile said that its 5G network remained the largest in France in terms of cell sites, with a footprint covering 77 percent of the country’s population (up from 62% in August 2021). This reflects the operator’s roll-out on 700 MHz band frequencies, also used to provide LTE services.

The achievement is part of a wider announcement on the initiatives planned by Free Mobile to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Among them, the LTE/5G data allowance offered as standard in the operator’s EUR 20 tariff plan has increased to 210 GB, from 150 GB previously. 

A number of time-limited offers have also been launched, discounting selected Free Flex smartphones (until 19 January), and including 100 GB of 3G/LTE data for new sign-ups to the EUR 11 promotional mobile plan (until 18 January).

Meanwhile, the Iliad subsidiary has reached a new milestone in the ongoing expansion of its retail footprint. It now counts over 150 shops in mainland France, up from 127 in May 2020. In line with the operator’s roadmap, the number of points of sale is expected to reach more than 200 by 2023.

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