Friday, 19 October 2018

Deutsche Telekom promises 99% 5G coverage by 2025

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Thursday 11 October 18

DT said that it was open to the possibility of sharing its network infrastructure with its competitors to increase coverage across the country

Germany's biggest mobile network operator, Deutsche Telekom, has set out its plans for the future, promising to provide 5G coverage to 99 per cent of the German population by 2025. In an 8 point pledge for the future of Germany's connectivity landscape…

Germany's biggest mobile network operator, Deutsche Telekom, has set out its plans for the future, promising to provide 5G coverage to 99 per cent of the German population by 2025.

In an 8 point pledge for the future of Germany's connectivity landscape, DT also said that it would cover 90% of Germany's land mass by 2025.

The company said that it currently has over 100,000 employees in Germany, and 200,000 across the rest of Europe, working to make this vision a reality.

"We want the best-performing digital infrastructure for Germany. We want to achieve this objective together with the companies that are willing to invest, and with the responsible politicians. We want to speed up digitalisation in Germany: In cooperation with the public sector by digitalizing administration," said Stephan Broszio, a spokesperson for Deutsche Telekom in an online blog post.

Deutsche Telekom said that collaboration would be crucial to achieving these aims and said that it would be looking to form partnerships with other operators to improve coverage, particularly in rural areas.

"We want to share the infrastructure needed for 5G with other network operators, particularly in rural areas. Therefore, we are opening up our fiber-optic network to other providers. Just how we recently agreed with Telefónica/O2," Broszio said.

Also in the news: 

DT and Telefonica eye closer 5G collaboration in Germany 

German politicians slam 5G auction rules

DT mulls opportunities in Hungary following meeting with PM

Since you're here...

...the Telecoms industry is characterised by constant change and evolution. That's why it's crucial for telecoms professionals to keep up-to-date with what is happening. Join 35,000+ of your peers and sign up to our free newsletter service today, to be in the know about what is going on. PLUS, as a member you can submit your own press releases!

See all membership options

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Newsletter signup

Quickly get on board and up to date with the telecoms industry