SFR, France's second largest mobile operator, has extended its 4G network to three new cities: Nantes, Saint-Etienne and Toulon.
The company, which launched its LTE network late last year, says it expects to hit 40 percent population coverage by the end of this year, with 4G offered in 1,200 towns.
SFR's business 4G packages for smartphones start at €36 per month for 4GB of data over a 3G month contract, up to €51 for a 4GB allowance on a 12-month contract.
For tablets, the lower end of SFR's offerings is a €27 per month plan with 4GB of data for 12 months, and tops out at €47 per month over 12 months for 8GB of mobile data.
Alongside 4G, SFR is rolling out DC-HSPA+, an evolution of 3G that brings theortecial download speeds of 42Mbps. It expects to have 70 percent covered by either its LTE, which has a theoretical top speed of 114Mbps, or DC-HSPA+ network by the close of 2013.
Bouygues Telecomamong France's mobile operators earlier this month, and had 63 percent coverage by population when it launched its network last week.
SFR and Bougyesthey had begun talks on sharing their respective 4G networks.