Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), says it has expanded the capacity and coverage of its mobile network at 855 locations nationwide in the last seven weeks. This total includes 123 locations with 5G coverage and more than 2,000 areas across Germany now use the 3.7GHz band. Across multiple frequency bands, Telekom’s 5G network reaches 92% of the population via over 100,000 antennas in more than 34,000 locations. Meanwhile, 194 new 4G sites were rolled out and LTE capacity was increased at 538 existing locations, enabling 99% of German households to connect to LTE services.
Telekom’s rival Vodafone has also announced the recent expansion of its 5G network, which now covers over two thirds of Germans, corresponding to 55 million people. The firm says in total it has activated 34,000 5G antennas across the country. With regards to 5G Standalone (5G SA) technology, Vodafone says its so-called 5G+ network is present in 500 locations, adding that 24 smartphones that support 5G SA are available.