Telefonica Deutschland, Germany’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, says it has completed the merger of the O2 and E-Plus networks in a number of major cities and rural areas, including Munich, Stuttgart, Halle (Saale), Braunschweig and Potsdam. In the next few months, the firm will continue network integration and the modernisation of base stations across the country, as well as roll out additional LTE base stations in both urban and rural locations. Telefonica says that with the new O2 network, it will have an optimal basis for the implementation of future network technologies, such as 5G.
‘With the progress of the large-scale project grid integration, we are creating an improved and more efficient O2 network in more and more cities and regions in Germany,’ said Cayetano Carbajo Martin, CTO of Telefonica Deutschland, adding: ‘In the coming months, customers in other regions will benefit from a better network experience. Our new network provides the optimal foundation to enable our customers mobile freedom in a digital world. We will continue to invest in comprehensive network expansion and network optimisation measures in the future.’