By Frederic Bourgeois
The operator Orange formalized the coverage in 5G in Bayeux (Calvados)Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Espace Saint-Patrice, in the presence of the mayor, Patrick Gomont. The new 5G mobile network, here in 3.5 GHz, makes it possible to benefit from speeds of up to 4 times faster than 4G.
“An element of attractiveness of the territory”
“With the development of teleworking, including for Bayeux and Bayeux Intercom services, 5G is an element of attractiveness for the territory. This is a very strong expectation for individuals and businesses”, underlines Patrick Gomont, president of the community of municipalities, who noted “that with the Covid sequences, new populations, in particular from the Paris region, have joined the province. where the quality of life is not the same”.
A test carried out on Thursday, December 1, 2022 by the operator indicates a downflow (received on his device) from 752 Mbps and one amount debit (sent by his device) from 131.1 Mbps.
“No impact on health”
In addition to the issues related to teleworking, and beyond the uses of consumers who are ever more demanding in terms of speed – especially for video and the sending of large files – 5G will make it possible to resolve tensions (saturation of 4G) and certain problems, especially in health. “With the development of telemedicine”, launches Bertrand BouyxMember of Parliament for Bessin.
“A doctor needs images to work. But a 5G network is also a strategic asset for developing a territory, promoting a tourist town like Bayeux”.
As for the waves generated by the mobile network (for the moment, a 5G antenna is installed on a pylon near the intermunicipal media library), Bertrand Bouyx, also a pharmacist, firmly sweeps the subject
No clinical study demonstrates that they have an impact on health. We would do better to talk about the sun and the skin cancers linked to these waves.
47th town in Calvados covered by 5G
In NormandyOrange has already opened the 5G in 157 municipalities. “Bayeux is the 47th town in Calvados where we are opening this new very high-speed mobile network,” says Laurent Tenière, Orange director in charge of relations with local authorities in Calvados.
In Bessin, the municipalities of Courseulles-sur-Mer, Graye-sur-Merand Vaucelles are already covered by 5G.
“We are announcing the opening of a municipality to the 5G network when at least 80% of the population can benefit from it. In Bayeux, since November 20, 2022, 98% of the population now has access. In addition to the 4G network that we continue to consolidate, our customers will benefit from an unprecedented quality of service thanks to 5G: improved mobile speeds, simultaneous mobile connections, low latencies and reliability. »
How to take advantage of 5G?
For now, “we have no schedule for other telephone operators,” notes Patrick Gomont. To take advantage of 5G – from Orange, therefore – you must meet three conditions: have a 5G plan, a 5G-compatible mobile phone and a 5G mobile network. No change of SIM card is to be expected. And for users who aren’t ready to take the leap, don’t panic. “The 2G and 3G networks will only be cut in 2025 and 2028”, announces Laurent Tenière.
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Mobile phone network: Orange 5G covers 98% of Bayeux
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