Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has announced that its 5G network already reaches 80% of the German population via a total of 50,000 antennas in over 5,000 towns and communities across the country. The firm revealed that its 3.6GHz network, which supports maximum speeds of up to 1Gbps, is available in more than 30 cities and says that it plans to increase overall 5G coverage to 90% of the population by the end of this year. ‘The large-scale coverage of the German population is the result of our experience, our technical competence and our will to make 5G a success,’ stated Telekom Deutschland board member Srini Gopalan, adding: ‘We announced and we delivered – faster than planned. The success makes us so strong that we are already setting a new milestone today: 90% 5G coverage for people in Germany by the end of this year.’
With regards to its 600,000km fibre-optic network, Telekom states that it is aiming to be able to supply ten million households in over 600 municipalities with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services by 2024, increasing coverage to all German households by 2030.