This is LTE
LTE stands for Long Term Evolution. From the third-generation standard for rapid data transmission - including UMTS, for example - Telekom is now progressing to the next generation with LTE.
- In rural areas, Telekom is launching the LTE expansion with a frequency of 800 megahertz ("LTE 800"). With this, customers will for the first time surf the Internet at a speed of up to 50 megabits per second. For this they will require a router called "Speedport LTE" or "Speedport HSPA" or the new "Speedstick LTE".
- To satisfy the strong demand for data in conurbations, Telekom is offering LTE at higher frequencies, 1.8 to 2.6 gigahertz, to be specific. This enables speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.
- May 20, 2010: In Mainz, Telekom successfully takes part in the then largest auction of frequencies in Germany. The foundations are laid for the introduction of LTE.
- August 30, 2010: In Kyritz on the Knatter, the first "white spot" (area with no broadband connection) is connected to the high-speed network with "LTE 800".
- December 1, 2010: Pilot customers in Brandenburg and Baden-Württemberg test LTE.
- April 5, 2011: Marketing launch of Call & Surf Comfort via wireless in more than 1,000 areas.
- June 1, 2011: Cologne becomes the first conurbation in which Telekom enables the fastest mobile data connection ever with LTE.
- December 20, 2012: In the 100 biggest Cities of Germany Telekom offers LTE 1800 MHz.