Pascal Kiel


Even faster speeds for 2.3 million lines

  • Deutsche Telekom ups internet speeds in thousands of cities and communities
  • Network modernization boosts broadband
  • Check the speed of your own line at
Even faster speeds for 2.3 million lines

Even faster speeds for 2.3 million lines.

Deutsche Telekom remained busy during the holiday season. Over the last four weeks, Deutsche Telekom has been increasing connection speeds to up to 250 Mbit/s (megabits per second) for 2.3 million lines. The number of lines with speeds of up to 250 Mbit/s alone has grown by 2 million to over 16 million. The number of lines with up to 100 Mbit/s has been increased by 300,000 lines by retrofitting VDSL areas with vectoring technology.

Intelligent network management

The task of maintaining and building out the network is a central part of our intelligent network management. This network management effort is guided both by the technological opportunities available and by the customers’ wishes. It forms part of Deutsche Telekom’s core competencies. The ultimate goal is to make the network ready for the gigabit society. The groundwork to reach this goal is provided by Deutsche Telekom’s own constantly growing fiber-optic network. After all, the nodes that link the customers to the core network need to be connected using optical fiber. Then data will travel smoothly at very high speeds.

Active throughout Germany

The figures reveal yet another of Deutsche Telekom’s strengths. The company is far more active in Germany than any other provider. From north to south and east to west, from the big cities to the smallest communities, people everywhere are reaping the benefits of Deutsche Telekom’s efforts. For instance, cities such as Berlin, Duisburg, and Mannheim have profited from over one hundred thousand lines as have communities such as Bad Soden-Salmünster, Großdubrau, and Herzlake with several dozen lines over the past four weeks.

But interested customers should note that they will need to be on the right rate plan to use the enhanced bandwidths. They can take a look at (German only) to check if their lines are ready for higher speeds. Or speak to an advisor in a Telekom Shop or specialist outlet, or call the free hotline (0800 330 1000).

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DT invests several billion euros every year in building networks.