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Telekom is now using a new frequency in its 5G network: 700 megahertz (MHz). With this, Telekom is improving mobile communications coverage in rural areas. Media information Basic information on the 5G network What is 5G? We present interesting facts about the network of the future and show the advantages of 5G technology for man and machine.
Deutsche Telekom has already presented an eight-point program for the rapid and successful roll-out of 5G in 2018. In it, the company announces coverage with 5G for 99 percent of the population by 2025. By 2025, 90 percent of Germany's territory is to be covered with 5G.
Telekom offers very fast 5G on the 3.6 GHz frequency in major cities. Here, users can achieve speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. 1,000 new antennas distributed throughout Germany ensure more speed. Telekom is already transmitting on the 3.6 GHz 5G frequency in over 30 cities (as of March 2021). In Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, for example.
Deutsche Telekom's first 5G smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and is available in Telekom Shops now. The S10 5G costs 899.95 euros in the Magenta Mobil XL Special rate plan. Customers can also trade in their old smartphones in exchange for a 200 euros credit. Deutsche Telekom is also offering an early adopter discount of 100 euros.
5G brings a new level of integrated infrastructure and services to the cloud. Mobile operators like Deutsche Telekom are using Kubernetes and GitOps for faster and more flexible network deployment while overcoming the hurdles delaying 5G deployments. Kubernetes Cluster-as-a-Service (CaaS)
Although the pandemic introduced significant challenges, Deutsche Telekom remained focused on its key technology and business initiatives. Building out its 5G network is a top priority. “For us, 5G is the next big opportunity, and that is why we are investing,” says Höttges. The company planned to invest 17 billion euro in just one year.
Deutsche Telekom’s 5G coverage in Germany is being deployed via the 2.1 GHz band, using dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), which delivers similar speeds to 4G/LTE. Additionally, the company is rolling-out the 3.6 GHz band, which relies on 5G Standalone, and delivers speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. Click here for a larger version of this image.
Deutsche Telekom said that over 63,000 antennas are already transmitting 5G across the country. Deutsche Telekom currently uses two frequencies for 5G. The 3.6 GHz frequency enables the fastest download speeds. This high-speed 5G is mainly used in densely populated regions. In addition, Telekom uses the longer-wave 2.1 GHz frequency.