Bouygues to launch LTE in six cities on 6 May; four more to follow in June

29 Apr 2013

France’s Bouygues Telecom has officially announced that it will launch 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in six cities on 6 May, namely: Lyon, Strasbourg, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Vanves, Malakoff and Toulouse. From June 4G connectivity will be available in Lille, Douai, Lens and the Basque Coast.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, earlier this month the company revealed that it hoped to introduce LTE technology in eight cities within a matter of weeks using the 2600MHz band, with a broadly similar rollout schedule highlighted.

At that time the operator also said that it plans to switch on its LTE-1800 network from 1 October 2013, although it must relinquish part of its spectrum holding in order to do so. Today’s company press release clarifies that the cellco now aims to launch LTE in 100 cities from 1 October.

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