Deutsche Telekom is availing its 5G network in five German cities – Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Darmstadt, and Munich. The company has installed as many as 129 antennae across the country to make the 5G network happen.
At a recent auction, the telecom company paid 2.2 billion euros for its share in the 5G spectrum. The company is now gradually expanding its 5G network in clusters. The company intends to provide maximum coverage in these five cities to start its expansion. The users of the 5G network will be able to tap into internet speeds of up to 1Gbps.
“We are bringing 5G to city streets in line with our customers’ needs,” explained Walter Goldenits, Chief Technology Officer at Telekom Deutschland GmbH. “We’re starting off where data usage is high and are establishing continuous coverage areas in these places. After all, it’s not just about having 5G show up on screen – it’s about experiencing the real strengths of 5G from the very start.”
More cities like Hamburg and Leipzig will also benefit from 5G by the end of 2019 as the company looks to install over 300 antennae in Germany by the end of the year. The company in its press release has said that the 5G network is going to cover as many as 20 cities in Germany by the end of 2020.