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O2 Telefonica’s 5G infra reaches 82% of Germany’s inhabitants

O2 Telefonica stated it had deployed a complete of 1,000 5G websites within the first quarter of the yr

German telecom operator O2 Telefonica, managed by Spanish telco Telefónica, stated its 5G community presently reaches 82% of Germany’s inhabitants. In a launch, the provider stated it had deployed a complete of 1,000 5G websites within the first quarter of the yr.

Mallik Rao, chief expertise and knowledge officer of O2 Telefónica, commented: “We’re investing massively in an ever higher O2 cellular community. We offer over 99% of the inhabitants with cellular broadband through 4G. We’re closing much more white spots and additional increasing our 5G community. This yr we’re densifying our 5G community in cities and rural areas to additional enhance the 5G buyer expertise. We’re ensuring shoppers and companies can join reliably each day.”

Within the first quarter of this yr, 200 5G websites working on the three.6 Ghz frequency have been deployed in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Essen, Munich and Magdeburg, amongst different cities.

O2 Telefónica additionally stated it already affords 5G on the 700 MHz frequency band at round 600 areas throughout Germany. By the tip of 2023, O2 Telefónica will cowl 90% of the nation’s inhabitants with 5G whereas full nationwide protection is predicted to be reached in 2025.

O2 Telefónica stated that whereas it is able to deploy a nationwide 5G Standalone (SA) community, it should solely absolutely activate the infrastructure as soon as 5G SA affords actual added worth for patrons, and when sufficient gadgets available in the market assist 5G SA.

Rival operator Deutsche Telekom not too long ago stated its 5G community already reaches 95% of the nation’s inhabitants.

The telco has stated that it expects that its 5G expertise might attain 99% of the Germany inhabitants by 2025. Deutsche Telekom additionally highlighted that greater than 80,000 antennas are presently transmitting 5G, of which round 8,200 antennas are already offering the expertise through the three.6 GHz band.

In June final yr, Deutsche Telekom introduced it was for the primary time utilizing spectrum within the 700 MHz vary to supply 5G service. The European operator stated that the usage of the 700 MHz band enhance cellular communications protection in rural areas throughout Germany.

With this newest addition, the telco is already providing 5G companies through three totally different frequencies. Along with the 700 MHz frequency, there are two different radio bands: 2.1 GHz and three.6 GHz.

Vodafone Germany goals to activate 2,700 new 5G websites with a complete of 8,000 antennas within the first half of 2023.

Throughout 2022, Vodafone technicians commissioned 5,450 5G websites with greater than 16,000 antennas. The provider stated its 5G community is already offering protection to 65 million individuals throughout the nation, representing almost 80% of Germany’s inhabitants.



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