Deutsche Telekom 5G network has covered half of Germany's population

Source:OFweek Optical Communication Network Time:2020-08-02 22:16:18 浏览次数:

A few days ago, Deutsche Telekom confirmed that its 5G service currently covers 3,000 towns and municipalities across Germany, and nearly 30,000 5G antennas have been put into use. Deutsche Telekom said that in the past five weeks, it has upgraded nearly 18,000 antennas for 5G and integrated them into the real-time network. This means that 40 million people in Germany can now use Deutsche Telekom's 5G.

Deutsche Telekoms goal is to allow 5G to cover two-thirds of Germanys population by the end of this year. Deutsche Telekom Technical Director Walter Goldenits said: Now half of Germanys population is covered by 5G, and 5G has become popular in all German states. This is a big step for our customers, the network and the digitalization of Germany.

"This year, we will open 2.1 GHz 5G networks in at least half of Germany. 2.1 GHz is very good for 5G because this spectrum range has both speed and spread," Timotheus Hottges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom Said in a recent conference call with investors.

Hottges said: "We will cover the 3.6 GHz band in the top 20 cities. Looking ahead, we will use other spectrum ranges, such as 700 MHz. In addition, we have a combination of low-band, mid-band, and high-band. Compared with competitors, these advantages are obvious. And we will launch faster than any other company. By the end of this year, our 5G network coverage will be four times the current coverage."

Deutsche Telekom is using different frequencies for its 5G extension. The focus is on the 2.1 GHz and 3.6 GHz frequency bands. Deutsche Telekom started to roll out 5G networks in several German cities in early July 2019.

Competitor Vodafone Germany said in its financial report last week that it plans to cover 10 million people with 5G networks by the end of 2020.

Telefonica Deutschland's goal is that by 2022, 5G networks will cover 16 million people, and this year will cover Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne.

At the same time, the 5G network construction of 1&1 Drillisch in Germany has been delayed due to the epidemic. According to previous reports, 1&1 Drillisch is expected to launch a 5G network in 2021.