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Deutsche Telekom wins Computer-Bild mobile network test

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  • Computer-Bild magazine attests: Deutsche Telekom has the best LTE network
  • Top marks: Deutsche Telekom's network is strong in cities and the countryside
  • Stable voice and data connections along the freeways

With an overall grade of 1.8, Deutsche Telekom beat all its competitors.

Deutsche Telekom is the overall winner a mobile network test conducted by Computer-Bild, a consumer magazine. With an overall grade of 1.8 (on the German grading scale of 1-6, where 1 is the best), Deutsche Telekom beat all its competitors. The company's mobile network is strong in cities and well-developed in the countryside – as attested by the Computer-Bild results. More than 50,000 readers used the magazine's network testing app to measure the quality of networks in Germany. Computer-Bild has now analyzed the numbers from May to October.

"We are very proud to have won Computer-Bild's network test," said Walter Goldenits, Chief Technology Officer at Telekom Deutschland. "Our ongoing investments in our network and the hard work of our employees are paying off. We now have independent proof that our network is extremely fast in the big cities and very well-developed in the countryside, too. Our customers get the best network experience – whether they're in urban or rural areas."

In their current issue, Computer-Bild takes a detailed look at mobile network quality. According to the magazine, Deutsche Telekom clearly has the best mobile network for smartphone users in Germany at this time. Both speed and LTE coverage are very good, they report.

Ahead of this publication, the Bild-Zeitung, a daily paper from the same publisher, already reported on coverage along freeways. Computer-Bild confirms that Deutsche Telekom's results are get the green light nearly everywhere. Customers can count on stable coverage for voice and data connections from the A1 in northern Germany down to the A9 in the south. 

"Our victory in the network test is a motivation for us. We plan to be at the forefront of the future mobile standard, too – we're 5G-ready", Goldenits continued. A majority of Deutsche Telekom's 27,000 antenna sites is already in shape for the first 5G applications. With 5G, the future network will have transmission speeds up to ten times higher than today and with nearly zero latency.

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DT invests several billion euros every year in building networks.