Deutsche Telekom commissions 430 new mobile base stations

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  • LTE population coverage at 97.6 percent
  • 163,000 additional customers can access LTE network
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Deutsche Telekom commissions new mobile base stations.

Deutsche Telekom is driving forward network expansion in Germany faster than any other company. It is doing so with fixed-network and mobile communications. In urban centers and rural areas. Over 400 new mobile stations were commissioned during the fourth quarter of 2018. Deutsche Telekom aggregated and modernized the network, and filled gaps. Roughly 9,500 new services (GSM, UMTS, and LTE) were integrated in the network during the same period. 163,000 additional customers can now access Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network. Population coverage now stands at 97.6 percent.

“With our focus firmly on 5G, we must continue to drive on mobile build-out,” says Walter Goldenits, Chief Technology Officer at Telekom Deutschland. "LTE will remain for many years to come, the basis for further development of the mobile network. The rollout of LTE must therefore be driven forward. Also in order to provide our customers with the best possible network wherever and whenever possible".

Outlook for mobile communications

eutsche Telekom will raise the number of mobile base stations in Germany from now 29,000 to 36,000 in 2021. The LTE expansion will help Deutsche Telekom fill coverage gaps in mobile communications and increase bandwidths. Population coverage is set to increase to 98 percent this year. 

This expansion is an important component for the future 5G network. 5G is the standard for communications in the future. It combines fixed-network and mobile communications. Deutsche Telekom is playing an important role in the development of this global standard.

List of cities and municipalities

The LTE network has been newly built out or expanded in the following municipalities, among others:

Aachen, Aalen, Ahorn, Altena, Arnstein, Augsburg, Bad Münder, Bad Sachsa, Balingen, Beckum, Bergisch Gladbach, Berlin, Bielefeld, Blumberg, Boxberg, Breege, Bremen, Dassel, Dietzenbach, Duisburg, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Ehingen, Ehrenburg, Eime, Flensburg, Friedeburg, Gaggenau, Gaiberg, Gammertingen, Glauchau, Gohrisch, Großefehn, Großhartmannsdorf, Guben, Hamburg, Haren, Hemer, Heppenheim, Herrsching, Höchberg, Horb, Hornbach, Hünfeld, Isselburg, Judenbach, Karben, Karlsruhe, Kehrig, Kleve, Köln, Lahr, Langenargen, Leonberg, Lingenfeld, Lippetal, Lörrach, Lübeck, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Lutzingen, Mainz, Marienberg, Maßbach, Meinersen, Minden, Mönchweiler, München, Neuenburg, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Neusäß, Neuss, Nieblum, Nordhausen, Nordhorn, Obersulm, Obertaufkirchen, Offenburg, Oranienbaum-Wörlitz, Ottenstein, Ovelgönne, Paderborn, Perl, Petersberg, Petershagen, Regensburg, Reinbek, Rheinfelden, Rheinmünster, Römerberg, Sassenburg, Schafstedt, Schallbach, Scheßlitz, Schlangen, Schwanau, Seegebiet Mansfelder Land, Siegen, Silberstedt, Sprockhövel, Stadtlohn, Steinbach, Stolberg, Stößen, Surberg, Thale, Timmaspe, Überlingen, Uplengen, Velen, Waiblingen, Wardenburg, Warmsen, Weidenthal, Weinheim, Wendeburg, Wendlingen, Wermelskirchen, Westerheim, Westerkappeln, Willebadessen, Wohltorf, Wolfsburg, Worpswede, Zeulenroda-Triebes and Zuchau.

To find out whether you will benefit from this build-out, you can check your mobile communications coverage at www.telekom.de/schneller. The advisors at Telekom shops and specialist outlets, as well as at the free hotline (0800 330 1000), can also provide the information needed.

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