The new mobile telephony charter was validated on Wednesday March 10, 2021 by the Paris town hall. A validation that allows French telephone operators to launch the deployment of the 5G network in the capital.
The deployment of 5G validated by the Paris city hall
On February 19, 2021, the Paris city hall announced that an agreement had been reached with the operators as part of the deployment of the 5G network in the capital. This agreement went through the validation of the city’s new mobile telephony charter by the City Council and by the operators. This condition was met on Wednesday March 10, 2021, the city of Paris has validated the new charter despite the disagreement of some elected officials.
The text was judged by some members of the opposition and of the majority as being “vague”, “opaque” and even “regressive”. Some opposition politicians, however, voted in favor, believing “we could do a political coup, but we are responsible elected officials”.
Environmentalists oppose 5G rollout
The elected environmentalists, for their part, received the charter less well, believing that the latter had been drawn up on the sly. ” You negotiate behind our back a charter with the operators that we discovered in the press Denounced the environmentalists who are usually allies of the socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo. The latter therefore voted against the new text judged ” regressive compared to the current charter “. They also regret that no environmental obligation is imposed on operators.
Although no legal text forces operators to comply with the conditions of the mayor of Paris, the good understanding with the municipality should facilitate the deployment of 5G, very late for the capital. All that remains for the operators to do is to validate the charter and commit to respecting it, a simple formality.