Deutsche Telekom touted its 5G network in Germany this week, covering 16 million people with a boost from additional spectrum and dynamic spectrum sharing technology.
DT said it already has 12,000 5G antennas live, with 40,000 expected on air by the end of 2020. 5G services are available in more than 1,000 towns and DT is tracking to reach 50% of Germany’s population, or 40 million people by mid-July. That’s an acceleration from the earlier target of the end of 2020.
“This is the largest 5G initiative in Germany. We are bringing 5G to urban and rural areas for half of the German population. And we are now reaching this milestone earlier than planned,” said Telekom Deutschland CEO Dirk Wössner in a statement. “Despite the Corona crisis, we have expanded 5G without detours. Our networks have worked reliably.