Deutsche Telekom operates 10,700 3.6 GHz antennas


Deutsche Telekom expects to launch its 5G Standalone providing in Germany this yr

German telecom operator Deutsche Telekom mentioned {that a} complete of 10,700 of its 5G antennas in 840 cities are at the moment transmitting on the three.6 GHz spectrum band.

In a launch, Deutsche Telekom mentioned it has expanded its cell service providing at 849 areas nationwide within the final 4 weeks. Some 118 areas had been newly constructed and are actually broadcasting with LTE and 5G frequencies, the telco mentioned.

As well as, 4G and 5G capability was elevated at 731 areas already in operation, the corporate added.

Round 96% of households can already entry Deutsche Telekom’s 5G community, whereas LTE protection at the moment reaches 99% of households throughout Germany.

“We’re persevering with to extend the tempo of cell communications enlargement,” mentioned Abdu Mudesir, managing director of expertise at Telekom Deutschland. “96% of the inhabitants can already use 5G from Telekom, and by 2025 we’ll attain 99% of the inhabitants. We offer Germany with a complete, future-proof community to make Germany match for the digital future.”

Deutsche Telekom expects to launch its 5G Standalone (5G SA) providing in Germany this yr.  In a earlier round-up of its community achievements throughout 2023, Srini Gopalan, CEO of Telekom Deutschland, which is DT’s home operator, mentioned the service is aiming at providing 5G SA to non-public clients.

The chief famous that Deutsche Telekom’s enterprise clients are already utilizing the expertise with features reminiscent of community slicing for dwell TV transmission of media or in 5G campus networks for business and analysis.

The service started the deployment of Open RAN (O-RAN) in Germany in December, in collaboration with Nokia and Fujitsu. The telco expects to have 3,000 O-RAN appropriate antennas by the tip of 2026.

In August, Deutsche Telekom mentioned it has already linked 83% of all 5G cell communications areas nationwide with fiber optics.


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