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Even faster speeds for 821,000 lines

  • Deutsche Telekom ups internet speeds in thousands of cities and communities
  • Network modernization boosts broadband
  • Check the speed of your own line at (in German only)
821,000 lines benefit from faster Internet

821,000 lines benefit from faster Internet.

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 821,000 lines. This means that the number of lines with speeds of up to 250 Mbit/s has now reached a total of nearly 17 million. The number of lines with up to 100 Mbit/s has been increased by around 120,000 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 depends on what is technically feasible and on the customer's 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. This allows the data to flow at 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. Over the last four weeks, several thousand lines were upgraded in Brunswick, Kassel, and Paderborn, among others, and several dozens of lines in Bad Füssing-Aigen, Lüttenmark, and Zossen.

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 (in German only) to check if their lines are ready for higher speeds. Or they can contact the advisors at Deutsche Telekom shops and specialist outlets or call the free hotline (0800 330 1000 - from within Germany).

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DT invests several billion euros every year in building networks.