Bouygues Telecom Completes 5G Call in Real Conditions with First 5G Terminal

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Bouygues Telecom made the first 5G call in the streets of Lyon in real conditions with a mobile terminal powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem.

Bouygues Telecom collaborated with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technology for the trial. 

The first 5G site at Lyon deployed using Ericsson 6488 active radio antennas connected to the fibre optic network core. All of these equipment is compatible with 3GPP R15 5g-NR NSA with a transmitter on the 3.5 GHz frequency band.

Lyon is the second city in which Bouygues Telecom deploys 5G in France. It was in Bordeaux last July that the operator had opened the first 5G pilot site. The Operator has sinced deployed 11 more 5G sites.

Jean-Paul Arzel, Network Director Bouygues Telecom
Our different experiments conducted in real conditions provide us with valuable information on the 5g and its deployment. I would like to thank our partners and all our engineers and technicians who have succeeded in positioning us as a reference actor of 5g in France.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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