- Deutsche Telekom ups internet speeds in hundreds of cities and communities
- Almost 14 million lines with up to 250 Mbit/s
- Check the speed of your own line at telekom.de/schneller (German only)
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 some two-and-a-half million lines. The number of lines with speeds of up to 250 Mbit/s alone has grown by 2.4 million, reaching a total of nearly 14 million. The number of lines with up to 100 Mbit/s has been increased by more than 110,000 lines by retrofitting VDSL areas with vectoring technology. 25.4 million households on the Deutsche Telekom network can purchase rate plans with speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s or higher.
The task of maintaining and developing 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 customer wishes. It forms part of Deutsche Telekom’s core competencies. The ultimate goal is to make the network ready for the gigabit society. The ground work to reach this goal is provided by Deutsche Telekom’s own constantly growing fiber-optic network. After all, the nodes that link the customer to the core network need to be connected using optical fiber. Then data will travel smoothly at very high speeds.
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. In Essen, Hamburg, and Mannheim, this applies to more than one hundred thousand lines. In Hayn (Harz), Kavelstorf, and Meuspath, it’s a few dozen.
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 (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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