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"5Germany": Deutsche Telekom and business community talking 5G

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  • Dialogue with leading representatives of German business and politics
  • Conference to strengthen Germany as a digital business location
  • Great interest in campus networks for companies
"5Germany": Deutsche Telekom in 5G dialogue with the business community

Today, Friday, the user conference “5Germany” takes place in Berlin. Numerous board members of large and medium-sized companies discuss the industrial requirements of 5G.

Shaping the digital future actively together with 5G: This is the motto of today’s user conference “5Germany” organized by Handelsblatt and Deutsche Telekom. Numerous board members of large and medium-sized companies and Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer will attend the event in Berlin. Together, they will discuss specific industrial requirements for 5G. The goal is a joint approach for the 5G expansion by network operators, industry and politics.

Deutsche Telekom put the first 5G sites into operation at the beginning of September. The company wants to rapidly expand the network for the future standard. By the end of the year, around 300 5G antennas are planned to be transmitting. In the fall of 2018, Deutsche Telekom emphasized the 5G dialogue with the industry as part of an eight-point program for network expansion. Following the end of the frequency auction and the launch of the 5G network, the company intends to leverage the 5G potential together with the industry.

More power and lower latency: 5G secures economic success in Germany

Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom: "5G will secure the technological lead of the German industry in the long term. And thus also the economic success in our country. We want to make Germany a 5G pioneer for industrial applications. The expansion of the 5G network and rapid industrial deployment are the prerequisites for consolidating our status as a leading economic nation."

Compared to 4G, 5G offers an up to 10 times lower latency and is up to 20 times faster. In addition, the network capacity is significantly greater. Thereby, 5G enables the increasing networking of machines in the Internet of Things. And is thus the basis for the Industry 4.0. Additional technologies such as Edge Computing make 5G even more powerful and its use in the production industry even more reliable.

5G can only work together: Business and politics have a joint responsibility

With "5Germany", Deutsche Telekom emphasizes the joint responsibility of industry and politics in expanding the new standard. "5G is a project that can only be successful together with all those involved", Höttges continued. "At 5Germany, we bring our partners together and talk about a unified approach to building 5G." Part of this approach are Deutsche Telekom's so-called campus networks. They are the core of the 5G expansion for the industry. There is already a great deal of interest in them today. Campus networks combine the public network with a private company network. This enables, for example, the automated transport of goods on company premises. Just like the remote maintenance of machines with the help of augmented reality. At the same time, campus networks guarantee a high level of security. Because data only leaves the private network if a company allows it.

This is "5Germany"

Dialogue is at the heart of the conference. The participants are invited to contribute their suggestions and arguments for the 5G expansion to the debate. They can do this, for example, in panel discussions or expert circles. In addition, Telekom and Handelsblatt will present exciting insights into individual areas of 5G. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer will talk about the political demands for a successful 5G future. Other topics are the factory of the future or the expansion status in other countries.

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