- Deutsche Telekom ups internet speeds in hundreds of cities and communities
- Network modernization boosts broadband
- Check the speed of your own line at telekom.de/schneller
Deutsche Telekom is building faster internet connections for millions of customers. Over the last four weeks, Deutsche Telekom has been increasing connection speeds to up to 250 Mbit/s (megabits per second) for 2.1 million lines. The number of lines with speeds of 250 Mbit/s has grown to its current total of nearly 19 million. The number of lines with up to 100 Mbit/s has been increased by around 444,000 lines by retrofitting VDSL areas with vectoring technology. You can see the total number of households now in a position to use a rate offering 100 Mbits or more per second as well as the current build-out statistics per hour, per day and per week at www.telekom.de/ausbauticker.
Smart 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 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.
Actively working all over Germany
The figures reveal yet another of Deutsche Telekom’s strengths. The business is making far more effort 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. In only the last four weeks, for example, cities including Berlin, Mannheim and Stuttgart have been provided with several thousand lines, with municipalities like Bad Grönenbach, Ennigerloh und Ratekau benefiting from several dozen new internet lines during the same period.
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 www.telekom.de/schneller (in 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 at 0800 330 1000.
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