5G: Orange in the lead on the quality of connections


INFOGRAPHICS – A first quality test carried out in nine large French cities revealed significant differences between the four operators.

For the first time since the launch of 5G at the end of 2020, a study was carried out to measure the quality of mobile connections provided by this new technology. Orange shows much better performance than its competitors, according to Mozark, a specialist in the exercise, which contributes in particular to the quality surveys of the telecoms authority (Arcep).

In downloading speed, the incumbent operator is widening the gap with its rivals, Bouygues Telecom and SFR are neck and neck, while Free is left behind. In detail, Orange displays an average speed for a 5G connection of 146 Megabits per second (Mbps), against 80 Mbps for SFR, 78 Mbps for Bouygues Telecom and 28 Mbps for Free. In the same vein, the incumbent operator has the highest peaks, with connections of up to 564 Mbps. To benefit from 5G, you must not only be in a covered area, but also have a compatible smartphone and plan.

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