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France grades mobile coverage

Starting this summer, Arcep, the French regulator, will require mobile operators to publish coverage maps that distinguish those areas with very good coverage, good coverage, limited coverage and no coverage for mobile calling and SMS texts. With these maps, Arcep hopes to spur operators to further improve their mobile coverage by the use of a ‘heavy dose of transparency’ and so focus not solely on prices but also on network performance. A pilot project in Nouvelle-Aquitaine has already been launched to test the system, and, a mapping tool for displaying these new maps, is also available. After September 2017, the maps will be expanded to the whole of metropolitan France. Thanks to the Digital Republic Act of 2016, Arcep is also making the maps available as open data.
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  • Thursday, 20 April 2017

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