Telefonica Deutschland, which provides fixed and mobile services under the brand name O2, has launched its 5G network in the subway system of Munich. From now on, all O2 customers with the appropriate tariff and device can use 5G in the entire subway network of the Bavarian capital, enabling access to higher mobile data rates and capacity. In total, passengers will be supplied with 5G via more than 200 radio cells. Telefonica already covers over 80% of the population in Munich with 5G in the 3.5GHz band via over 600 5G antennas.
Commenting on the development, Telefonica Deutschland’s Chief Technology and Information Officer Mallik Rao said: ‘We are rolling out 5G faster than any other mobile technology before. The launch of our 5G network in the Munich subway is further proof of our rapid expansion progress. It means we can offer our customers an outstanding network experience when they travel on Munich’s subway lines. We are making Munich our 5G capital.’