- LTE population coverage increases to 97.6 percent
- More than 325,000 additional customers can access LTE network
- Check coverage on telekom.de/schneller (German only)
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. The company commissioned over four hundred new mobile stations in the third quarter. Deutsche Telekom aggregated and modernized the network and filled gaps. Nearly 9,000 new services (GSM, UMTS, and LTE) were integrated in the network. More than 325,000 additional customers can now access Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network, increasing population coverage by 0.1 percentage points to the current 97.6 percent.
“Focusing solely on fixed-network expansion when it comes to the gigabit society is a short-sighted approach,” says Walter Goldenits, Chief Technology Officer at Telekom Deutschland. “With respect to 5G we cannot afford to ease up with mobile communications expansion. We must continue to drive infrastructure expansion forward. Deutsche Telekom is the leader in Germany when it comes to expanding networks. We do not talk. We build.”
Outlook for mobile communications
Deutsche Telekom will raise the number of mobile base stations in Germany from 27,000 in 2017 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 by 2019.
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 plays 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:
Albstadt, Altenburg, Annaberg-Buchholz, Asperg, Bad Rappenau, Bad Schmiedeberg, Bärenstein, Bergheim, Besigheim, Bonn, Börßum, Breisach, Brühl, Dietzenbach, Dorsten, Duisburg, Ebersbach-Neugersdorf, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Eisenhüttenstadt, Ennigerloh, Eppenbrunn, Erftstadt, Fellbach, Filderstadt, Fürth, Geldern, Gersthofen, Glashütte, Görlitz, Görzke, Grasberg, Gronau (Westphalia), Gützkow, Halsbrücke, Haltern am See, Haßloch, Hattersheim, Heidenheim, Herzogenrath, Hirschfeld, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Holzgerlingen, Ibbenbüren, Iffezheim, Isselburg, Kaufbeuren, Kehl, Kempenich, Kerpen, Kirchdorf, Klingenthal, Köln, Krefeld, Kurort Oberwiesenthal, Lautertal, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Lengerich, Lilienthal, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Meckenheim, Meerbusch, Merklingen, Mörlenbach, Mötzingen, Mühlacker, Mülheim-Kärlich, Neuburg, Niederkassel, Norderstedt, Nordhausen, Nordstemmen, Nümbrecht, Oberkochen, Oelde, Oldendorf, Oschersleben (Bode), Plochingen, Rastatt, Remscheid, Rheine, Rheinstetten, Rheinzabern, Rinchnach, Rottenburg, Salzatal, Sankt Augustin, Schefflenz, Schemmerhofen, Schönau-Berzdorf a. d. Eigen, Schorndorf, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Sehmatal-Sehma, Selfkant, Sonthofen, Stetten, Tettnang, Teutschenthal, Tuttlingen, Übach-Palenberg, Usedom, Waldershof, Waldshut-Tiengen, Waltenhausen, Weinheim, Werbach, Wesel, Witten, Wolfratshausen, Wolfsburg, Worpswede, Wuppertal, Würselen, Wustrow, Zittau, Zobes und Zöschingen.
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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