Milestone in the 5G network expansion:Telefónica / O2 brings 1,500. 5G antenna on 3.6 GHz live in the network

Markus Haas

Telefónica Deutschland / O2 puts down its 1,500. 5G antenna put into operation in the O2 network. The company has thus succeeded in taking an important intermediate step in its ambitious 5G network expansion program. All 1,500 5G antennas in the O2 network transmit using the powerful 3.6 GHz frequency that O2 customers are already using 60 cities particularly high data transfer rates, extremely short response times and thus an optimal network experience. Exactly two years ago, the telecommunications provider auctioned the frequencies from the Federal Network Agency. Now Telefónica is Germany / O2 Expansion of his network Prioritized throughout Germany with these frequencies. This year the company will further accelerate its 5G rollout and supply more and more cities and regions with 5G. ”With the 5G data turbo, we are leading our country, the economy and consumers into the digital future. We offer ours O2 private and business Customers build an even more powerful network, build smart factories and campus networks as a partner to industry and also offer completely new connectivity solutions – for example for connectivity in cities or along the street, ”says Markus Haas, CEO of Telefónica Deutschland / O2. “Every second smartphone that we currently sell is already 5G-capable. Combined with our fast growing 5G network, 5G data usage will experience a massive boost in the coming months. Our country is facing an exciting digital future. As a driver of digitization, we are committed to making it sustainable and accessible to everyone. ‘

O2 5G network actively live in over 60 cities

Credits: Telefónica Germany

O2 will start its 5G network in October 2021.

O2 launched its 5G network in the five largest German cities in October 2020. A lot has happened since then: Today 5G is already over 60 cities in the O2 network. In Bielefeld there is recently the 1,500. 5G antenna went live. By the end of 2021, O2 wants to cover more than 30 percent of the population with 5G, and by 2025 all of Germany. For the further 5G expansion, Telefónica Deutschland / O2 will also use new frequencies with a greater range in the future months in order to increasingly cover rural regions with 5G. This contains 5G on 700 MHz as well as the use of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing technology (DSS), which combines 4G and 5G. The provider can expand this technology via software updates. The establishment of new 5G locations to 3.6 GHz in turn requires a complete upgrade of the cellular site to the latest cellular technologies and antennas.

5G core network enables new network solutions

The new 5G antennas at 3.6 GHz O2 customers not only offer the greatest possible capacity, short latency times and high speeds. They can also make full use of their advantages in O2’s 5G standalone network, for example to implement new networking solutions and digital applications such as mobile gaming or virtual / augmented reality. Telefónica Deutschland / O2 has already successfully bet 5G standalone technology in operation. The first new core network broadcasts in the Munich data center of the telecommunications provider. In the coming weeks, the focus will be on the implementation of the new 5G core network in other company-owned data centers throughout Germany. The company offers commercial offers for O2 customers as soon as 5G standalone brings real advantages for the mass market.

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